On 12 Sep 2012, a Department of Justice investigation into Portland police released Findings of patterns and practices of constitutional violations. On 26 October the DOJ and the City of Portland released a draft settlement agreement. It was presented to Portland City Council just five days later, allowing no time for deep analysis. On 1 November, massive mobilization produced scores of individuals willing to testify on the document.
At that meeting Council released a revised, proposed Agreement, and allowed 120 seconds of testimony on a 77-page document the public had not yet seen.
In December 2013, Federal Judge Michael Simon released the signed version of the Agreement. We post it here. Until this point, the parties have been posting various versions of the Agreement, including the poorly-conceived initial proposal.
Click HERE to read an analysis of deficiencies to the proposed Agreement, as advanced by the Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform.
United States of America v. City of Portland, Case No. 3:12-cv-02265-SI