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DOJ v City of Portland lawsuit appeal wrap up

MHAP volunteer Jason Renaud gave a wrap-up interview reviewing DOJ v City of Portland and commnting on the community response to the Portland City Council’s 4 – 0 decision to appeal the newly settled federal lawsuit to news director Jenka … Continue reading

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Hales, Fritz Want to “Clarify” Judge’s Demand for Annual Updates on Police Reform

From the Portland Mercury, October 22, 2014 The legal drama over police reform in Portland—seemingly put to rest in August, when a federal judge finally approved the city’s nearly two-year-old settlement agreement with the US Department of Justice—has been revived. … Continue reading

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Mayor’s Office Confirms: Hales, Fritz Hope to “Clarify” Annual Court Hearings on Police Reform

From the Portland Mercury, October 17, 2014 The legal drama over police reform in Portland isn’t quite over yet. Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Amanda Fritz are going to ask their colleagues to consider pushing back at one of the … Continue reading

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Advocates Hopeful About New Police Chief, Still Wish They’d Been Consulted First

From the Portland Mercury, October 7, 2014 Most people who follow police issues in Portland had a pretty good sense Police Chief Mike Reese would be ready to hand over the reins once a federal judge approved a long-awaited police … Continue reading

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Which candidate should be COCL? Some say, “None of them!”

The Skanner, Sept. 30, 2014 When Judge Michael Simon approved Portland’s Settlement agreement with the Department of Justice, the city agreed to hire a Community Liaison/Compliance Officer to oversee progress and report back to the report. Now, for the next … Continue reading

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Despite advocates’ objections, city forges ahead to hire fast, announcing three final COCL candidates

The Skanner, Sept. 10, 2014 The City of Portland has announced three finalists for the position of Compliance Officer/Community Liaison to monitor the civil rights settlement between the city and the Department of Justice. Judge Michael Simon approved the settlement … Continue reading

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Oregon Courts Double the Number of Suspects Sent to State Mental Hospital

From Go Local PDX, September 09, 2014 Eds. Note – the URL to the Go Local PDX web site hosting the article below sets off security bells and whistles from Firefox and Chrome browsers. Proceed with caution. The number of … Continue reading

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City moves quickly to hire settlement monitor – maybe too quickly

The Portland Mercury, August 29, 2014 Among the many newly firm deadlines looming over the city’s finally approved package of police reforms with the US Department of Justice: the need to hire someone credible and qualified to monitor the deal—an … Continue reading

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