Tag Archives: Department of Justice

Martin Outlines $56 Million in State Spending on Community Mental Health

The Lund Report, September 18, 2014 Oregon’s efforts to improve community mental health services came into focus at this week’s quarterly legislative days, with the director of the Addictions and Mental Health Division at the Oregon Health Authority discussing a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

City Attorneys Basically Dare Federal Judge to Reject Police Reform Deal over Procedural Imbroglio

From the Portland Mercury, June 27, 2014 With just days before US District Judge Michael Simon gets ready to decide the fate of police reform in Portland, attorneys for the city and the Portland Police Association have submitted lengthy legal … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Portland Police Shoot Dead 23-Year-Old With Mental Illness

From Think Progress, June 17, 2014 Police in Portland, Oregon shot and killed 23-year-old Nick Davis Thursday morning, after they say he came at them with a crow bar. Friends told KPTV that Davis suffers from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Legislators finally hear of unchecked increase & expense of criminal defendants at Oregon State Hospital

From the Oregonian, May 29, 2014 Two-thirds of the patients admitted to the Oregon State Hospital last year were criminal defendants admitted under court orders, a legislative panel heard Thursday. Sixty percent of those patients faced felony charges, and the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

DOJ, PPB to sign agreement over 2006 death

From KOIN.com, March 23, 2014 Eds. note – the headline in this article is inaccurate, but is posted as written. On March 24 Judge Michael Simon will hear further testimony about whether the trial of Department of Justice v City … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

More opposition testimony in DOJ v. City of Portland

Testimony against the settlement agreement in DOJ v City of Portland, presented the US Judge Michael Simon was strong on February 18. Both parties – the US Department of Justice and the City of Portland – have agreed to the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Read key findings of federal report criticizing how Oregon provides community mental health care

From the Oregonian, January 23, 2014 A January report stems from a 2012 agreement between the U.S. Justice Department and the state, after federal investigators examined whether Oregon’s community mental health care services complied with the Americans with Disabilities Act. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment