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Chicago academics suggest Portland police survey those they’ve had contact with, particularly mental health consumers

Chicago academics suggest Portland police survey those they’ve had contact with, particularly mental health consumers – Oregonian, October 13, 2015 The only way to accurately measure whether Portland police are improving their encounters with people who have mental illnesses is … Continue reading

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Renaud & Saadat on Portland radio

Two longtime community and social justice activists, Jason Renaud of the Mental Health Association of Portland, and Kathleen Saadat of the Chicago-based Rosenbaum & Watson LLC “Compliance Officer/Community Liaison,” hired by Mayor Charlie Hales to oversee the city’s response to … Continue reading

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Portland, the DOJ and the slow moving gears of mental health services

Portland, the DOJ and the slow moving gears of mental health services – Street Roots, May 7, 2015 In 2013, the city agreed to create a mental health center in its settlement with the Department of Justice over police use … Continue reading

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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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