Here are miscellaneous documents about police accountability and reform, mostly pertaining to the Portland Police Bureau. The MHAP is interested in police accountability after a series of deaths of persons in mental health crisis by the police and the US DOJ Finding in 2014, and subsequent settlement agreement with the city, that the PPB had a “pattern and practice” of harming people with mental illness.
Portland Police Bureau Chief Mike Marshman succeeded to to his position after the abrupt retirement of Chief Larry O’Dea, who while drinking and playing with guns, shot and wounded an acquaintance. O’Dea told colleagues about the shooting, but both O’Dea and Mayor Charlie Hales failed to inform the City’s Independent Police Review Division, as required by law. Marshman, seeking to gain community confidence in his leadership and underline his commitment to transparency, released his redacted personnel file a couple of days after he was hired.
ALCOHOL & FIREARMS: RESEARCH, GAPS IN KNOWLEDGE, AND POSSIBLE INTERVENTIONS – Charles Branas, PhD
United States v. City of Portland
Oregonian articles about United States v. City of Portland
United States v. City of Portland – Wikipedia
PLAINTIFF’S POST STATUS CONFERENCE STATUS REPORT – November 2016
ORDER STRIKING INTERIM STATUS CONFERENCE PENDING DECISION ON DEFENDANT’S PETITION FOR WRIT OF MANDAMUS – Judge Michael Simon, December 19, 2016
DOJ’s post status conference status report – November 2016