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Police Accountability Discussions - Portland Public Invited to Share on July 29th

One week from today the "Independent" Police Review Division will hold its
third community outreach meeting to hear from the public what kind of
oversight system YOU would like to see in Portland. This time it will be
at the Q Center in N Portland at 5:30 PM
Copwatch Analysis

The June meeting wasn't as well attended as the May one, and the IPR and
CRC took way too much of the time explaining how the "Byzantine" system
works. The professional facilitator they hired ended up cutting off one
person who was trying to tell her story. I expect this time will be better
organized as a result.

Here again are some suggestions we (Portland Copwatch) put out before; lots more ideas can be
found in the Stakeholders report from 2010 and the original Mayor's Work
Group report from 2000 (which led to IPR being created):

--Stakeholder report/Majority Report links (note, some of these have been
implemented, and some proposals were compromises because city folks/
police were at the table):
 http://www.cdri.com/library/PoliceOversightStakeholderReport2010_V2.pdf
 http://www.portlandcopwatch.org/MajorityReport.html

--making sure IPR has the power to compel officer testimony (instead of
having to get an Internal Affairs member in the room to tell the cop to
answer their questions);

--having IPR, not the Bureau, conduct investigations into deadly force
cases;

--being sure people who are shot, shot at or die in police custody can (or
can have their survivors) sit in on internal Police Review Board hearings
and file appeals to the Citizen Review Committee (which holds public
meetings);

--changing the standard by which the CRC decides if the findings in a case
are "supported by the evidence," so they can review the evidence itself
rather than whether the police commander who made the decision did what a
"reasonable person" would do;

--ensuring that CRC has the ability to request that the allegations be
re-categorized to better reflect the complaint.

--Portland Copwatch

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City of Portland, Independent Police Review Division
City Auditor's Independent Police Review
Information and Community Engagement Session
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Q Center
4115 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217

The City Auditor's Independent Police Review (IPR) is facilitating a
series of police accountability discussions on the last Wednesday of
every month in community centers around the city throughout the summer.
These sessions are open to everyone. The purpose of these information
sessions is to create a supportive space for community to provide
feedback on police accountability, propose changes, as well as learn
about IPR's complaint handling process.

Agenda

5:30pm Coffee and networking (light refreshment served)

5:45pm Introductions

Auditor
Overview of the powers and duties of the independently elected City Auditor in all City of Portland bureaus including the Independent Police Review

Independent Police Review (Director Constantin Severe)

Overview of Portland police accountability system

6:15pm Public comment, feedback, and questions

For questions about this event, email Irene Konev at
 Irene.konev@portlandoregon.gov or call 503-823-0926

Visit the website for more information regarding the Independent Police
Review division, Citizen Review Committee, protocols, CRC meeting
schedules, and approved minutes: www.portlandoregon.gov/auditor/ipr

1221 SW 4th Ave #140 | Portland, OR 97204 US

City Auditorís Independent Police Review Notice 22.Jul.2015 17:28

speak up

City Auditor's Independent Police Review
Information and Community Engagement Session
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Q Center
4115 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217

The City Auditor's Independent Police Review (IPR) is facilitating a series of police accountability discussions on the last Wednesday of every month in community centers around the city throughout the summer. These sessions are open to everyone. The purpose of these information sessions is to create a supportive space for community to provide feedback on police accountability, propose changes, as well as learn about IPR's complaint handling process.
Agenda
5:30 pm Coffee and networking (light refreshment served)
5:45 pm Introductions

Auditor

Overview of the powers and duties of the independently elected City Auditor in all City of Portland bureaus including the Independent Police Review


Independent Police Review (Director Constantin Severe)

Overview of Portland police accountability system

6:30 pm Public comment, feedback, and questions
7:00 pm IPR's Complaint Investigator recruitment Q and A session

For questions about this event, email Irene Konev at  Irene.konev@portlandoregon.gov or call 503-823-0926