Three months ago, a federal judge made it clear that he wanted the city of Portland and U.S. Department of Justice officials to return to his court annually to update him on the progress of police reforms mandated as part of a negotiated settlement.
The city and police union balked, delaying the judge’s acceptance of the settlement.
Now, city lawyers, Justice Department attorneys and the Portland police union have submitted an alternative proposal.
They have suggested that a compliance officer/community liaison (COCL), still to be hired by the city, report to the judge each year instead. … Continue reading at OregonLive.com