Parties, interested others await judge’s decision in DOJ v City of Portland

The Oregonian, July 2, 2014

Gavel-2The final legal briefs were filed Wednesday on whether or not a federal judge should accept the pending settlement agreement on a package of police reforms reached between the city of Portland and the U.S. Department of Justice nearly two years ago.

The outstanding question is whether U.S. District Court Judge Michael H. Simon will accept the agreement, order each party to appear annually before him to provide updates on the reforms, or accept an alternative proposal to have the city compliance officer/community liaison appear annually before the judge instead.

Simon, in a phone conference with parties last month, signaled he could make a ruling as early as Thursday…Continue reading at