A federal judge will hold a hearing Feb. 18 to receive testimony from the public on whether a settlement agreement on a package of Portland police reforms is fair, reasonable and adequate to solve problems identified by the U.S. Department of Justice.
The Justice Department last fall found that Portland police engaged in a pattern or practice of using excessive force against people with actual or perceived mental illness. The settlement agreement calls for reforms to police policies, training and oversight.
The fairness hearing will be held at 9 a.m. in U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon‘s 13th-floor courtroom in Portland.
“We’re going to keep going until we’re done,” Simon said Thursday…Continue reading on OregonLive.com