Over half of Portland police officers believe disciplinary process is unfair, poor performing cops rarely held accountable

The Oregonian, Oct. 23, 2015

Officers who consistently do a poor job are held accountableIn this agency, the disciplinary process is fairViews of discipline and accountabilityCommunity members aren’t the only ones who have little faith in the Portland Police Bureau’s discipline system.

More than half, or 62 percent, of Portland police officers surveyed in the spring believe the bureau’s discipline process is unfair. A majority – or 86 percent — don’t believe the bureau holds officers accountable when they’re doing a consistently poor job.

The survey also found general agreement that officers aren’t treated with respect during internal investigations and that they don’t get coaching or counseling for minor mistakes, but instead get punished. Continue reading at OregonLive.com