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City Challenge to Annual Court Hearings Jeopardizes DOJ Agreement

Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform c/o Allen Temple 4236 NE 8th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97211 *CITY CHALLENGE TO ANNUAL COURT HEARINGS JEOPARDIZES DOJ AGREEMENT ON IMPROVING POLICE PRACTICES * The Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice … Continue reading

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It’s been more than 4 years since Keaton Otis was shot by police, but many still remember the 25-year-old

Daily KOS, March 27, 2014 In May it will be four years since 25-year-old African-American Keaton Otis was killed by Portland police in a frenzy of 32 shots in seven seconds… recorded on the iPhone of a witness. He was … Continue reading

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Community urged to speak out on DOJ Settlement Agreement

Disability Rights Oregon, Jan. 17, 2014 In 2012, the US DOJ found a “pattern or practice of excessive force by the Portland Police Bureau against people with, or perceived to be with, mental illness.” Now the community needs to speak … Continue reading

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City, police union reach tentative agreement on reforms

By Maxine Bernstein, The Oregonian, Nov. 6, 2013 See FAQ below Portland city officials stood with the police union president and the state’s top prosecutor Wednesday to announce that the city and police union had reached a tentative agreement on … Continue reading

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City Council defers changes to IPR

By Helen Silvis, The Skanner, Oct. 23, 2013 Portland City Council deferred a decision on a string of proposals from the auditor’s office to make changes to the Independent Police Review Division. The council will address the proposals Dec. 4 … Continue reading

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Stymied by lack of candidates, city hires back police psychologist

By Maxine Bernstein, The Oregonian, Oct. 11, 2013   After efforts to broaden the pool of applicants for the Portland police psychologist job, the city is poised to sign a three-year contract with the same psychologist who has served the … Continue reading

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Federal judge says he’s ‘inclined’ to set trial on Justice Department findings

Since a take-no-prisoners inquiry by the U.S. Department of Justice, which found Portland police were engaged in a “pattern or practice” of excessive force against people with mental illness, the City of Portland’s draft settlement agreement has still not been … Continue reading

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Mediation stalls in DOJ settlement negotiations

By Maxine Bernstein, The Oregonian, June 7, 2013 Federal prosecutors and city attorneys have reached an impasse with the Portland police union on reforms that should be made by the police bureau to address a scathing federal inquiry that found … Continue reading

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