The Citizen Review Committee (9 member civilian oversight body attached to the
Auditor's Independent Police Review Division) has a Work Group looking at Crowd
Control policies, and they want to hear from people who've received/witnessed
the PPB in action. It is Tuesday 8/28/12 from 6-8 at Miracles Club.
Sorry for the short notice, this just arrived yesterday, but please send this out widely.
If you or someone you know would be willing to talk about your experiences to this all-volunteer group, which is attached to but able to make policy recommendations independent of the "Independent" Police Review Division, can you let us know? And also, let us know if it's ok to share your name and/or contact information with the Work Group chair, Rodney Paris.
Feel free to circulate this email widely - the Crowd Control Work Group has only met three or four times but they've heard from us about batons, horses, bicycles, "kettling," pepper spray, lack of identification, and other various issues. They want to hear more first hand experiences from a wider variety of folks.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 10:33:15
From: "Auditor, CRC Mail" < firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Public Notification: 8.28.2012 CRC Workgroup:
Review of Portland Police Bureau Crowd Control
This is not a meeting of the full Citizen Review Committee (CRC) -
It is a workgroup meeting (e.g., a sub-committee)
CRC Workgroup: Review of Portland Police Bureau Crowd Control is scheduled for:
Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Miracles Club
4200 NE Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Portland, OR 97212
Miracles Club is located just north of NE Mason St. on the east side of Martin
Luther King Junior Boulevard.
*Space may be limited, so please arrive early.
Gather public input on Portland Police Bureau crowd control policies and tactics
A request for an interpreter or assisted listening device for the hearing
impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be
made prior to the meeting-please call the IPR main line 823-0146 (or TYY
* All CRC scheduled meetings are subject to change.
* Please add your name to the sign-in sheet when you attend this meeting.
Citizen Review Committee (CRC)
Community Oversight of Portland Police Bureau
City of Portland / City Auditor
Independent Police Review (IPR)
1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 320
Portland, OR 97204