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Meeting Tonight 4:00 PM - Police Accountability - Human Rights and Occupy Portland

Sharing information from an email alert, about the meeting this evening at the Human Rights Commissions Office at 4:00PM
Located here: 5315 N Vancouver, Portland OR 97213
Below is the agenda for this month's Community/Police Relations Committee,
(CPRC) this Wednesday the 21st at 4:30 PM.

They [Community/Police Relations Committee,] will be discussing Occupy
Portland... since their last meeting was before
the eviction, and in the month since the mainstream narrative that
Portland has been police-violence-free has been unraveling almost daily.

They will be spending 10 minutes on this (community and
police relations) and 50 minutes on the Bureau Budget, which seems to be
another diversion from their original purpose to look at racial profiling
and other community concerns.

The public comment time comes at the same time that the Charter Review
Commission will be meeting downtown (in the Rose Room at City Hall) where
they should be discussing police accountability as a Charter issue-- and
_their_ public input comes at the _start_ of the meeting.

5315 N Vancouver, Portland OR 97213

Community and Police Relations Committee

Committee Mission: To bring together members of Portland's diverse communities
and its police officers to improve community and police relations, further an
authentic community policing culture, and promote dignity, understanding, and
respect in police and community interactions.

Committee Composition: The Community and Police Relations Committee is an
ongoing committee of the Portland Human Rights Commission. Membership is
comprised of 5 Human Rights Commissioners, 5 community representatives, and 5
Police Bureau members representing different ranks within the organization. All
members are appointed by the Human Rights Commission.

Proposed Meeting Agenda
December 21, 2011 4:30- 6:30 pm
Meeting Location: 5315 N Vancouver, Portland OR 97213

Meeting Objectives: By the end of the meeting we will:
-- Get to know and understand one another better
-- Receive an update on Occupy Portland Movement and related community
policing and law enforcement response
-- Receive an update on volunteer recruitment for CPRC membership
-- Receive updates on subcommittee work as it relates to furthering
inclusion, greater understanding across cultures, and creating a more diverse
workforce for the Police Bureau
-- Participate in offering reflections and recommendations on the Police
Bureau's budget proposal
-- Receive public comment
-- Share reflections and learning

1. 4:30 - 4:35 Welcoming and Introductions
2. 4:35 - 4:40 Receive Minutes and Approve Agenda
3. 4:40 - 4:50 Occupy Portland: Brief Update
4. 4:50 - 5:00 CPRC New Member Recruitment: Update on Progress
5. 5:00 - 5:10 Sub-Committee Updates
6. 5:10 - 6:00 Portland Police Bureau Budget
Budget Overview and Upcoming Cut Scenarios
Committee Input and Priority Recommendations
7. 6:00 - 6:15 Public Comment
8. 6:15 - 6:30 Committee Reflections and Next Steps