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USdistrictOregonOn 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

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One thought on “Signed, proposed Agree- ment now in hand

  1. I feel we need to follow the example of Rialto, more cost-effective than paying lawsuit settlements for excessive force & profiling.
    “The Rialto study began in February 2012 and will run until this July. The results from the first 12 months are striking. Even with only half of the 54 uniformed patrol officers wearing cameras at any given time, the department over all had an 88 percent decline in the number of complaints filed against officers, compared with the 12 months before the study, to 3 from 24.
    “Rialto’s police officers also used force nearly 60 percent less often — in 25 instances, compared with 61. When force was used, it was twice as likely to have been applied by the officers who weren’t wearing cameras during that shift, the study found. And, lest skeptics think that the officers with cameras are selective about which encounters they record, Mr. Farrar noted that those officers who apply force while wearing a camera have always captured the incident on video…
    http://carloz.newsvine.com/_news/2013/07/19/19560742-study-police-force-where-12-of-officers-wear-mini-cameras-see-88-drop-in-citizen-complaints-those-so-equipped-use-force-60-less-often

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