Date: Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 2:25 PMSubject: IPR request for attorney nameTo: "email@example.com"
Dear Ms. Eng:We met on Fourth Avenue on July 12, 2013. I explained that I understand the need for accommodations during contact with a person who has any disabilities, whether physical or neurological. I have read your letters alleging police brutality. In order to further investigateallegations of misconduct by Portland Police Bureau officers, I need to speak directly to Mr.Pickering.You stated that Mr. Pickering has or would soon have an attorney. I have attached a sampleof the letter I will send to an attorney representing Mr. Pickering. As you can see in theletter, if IPR has reason to believe that Mr. Pickering may have an attorney, we need thatattorney’s response before proceeding. We are the correct place to bring your allegationsagainst the Portland Police Bureau. You are welcome to ask any questions about our investigative process. I would like to hear Mr. Pickering’s account, and to be able to properlylook into the alleged misconduct.To facilitate this happening, please provide me with the name of the attorney to contact, sothat I can ask under what circumstances they will allow me to interview Mr. Pickering.If Mr. Pickering does NOT have legal representation, I would appreciate if you could facilitatecontact so that I can set up a time and place for an interview. I understand thataccommodation may be required, and can discuss how to best accommodate anycommunication needs or physical needs.Below, I have pasted the description of the ways in which IPR can handle a complaint. Again, feel free to ask questions about our process. At this point, I need confirmation of theattorney before moving forward. Thank you for your advocacy.Respectfully,Casey Bieberich
Casey BieberichIndependent Police Review DivisionOffice of the City Auditor 1021 SW 4th Avenue, Rm 140 503-823-0903
---Here is the basic description, which we will provide to Mr. Pickering, of the routes which IPRmay need to use to address a complaint:
During my investigation, I will work to identify the officers, locate relevant records, and/or conduct interviews. Depending on the nature of your complaint, the process time can vary.When my investigation is completed, the IPR Director or Assistant Director will determinehow the complaint will proceed. The Director’s and Assistant Director’s options include:
Qualify for MediationSome community members wish to meet directly with the officer(s) involved, rather than usethe disciplinary process to resolve their complaint. If you, the IPR Director, Police Bureau