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Portland Police Brutality Citizen Testimony for 2014 DOJ Simon

Portland Police Brutality Citizen Testimony for 2014 DOJ Simon

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Published by mary eng
published by max bernstein at @oregonian http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/02/post_430.html
published by max bernstein at @oregonian http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/02/post_430.html

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U.S. v. City of Portland 
 - Fairness Hearing Individuals' and Organizations' Submissions of Written Comments as of January 31, 2014
U.S. v. City of Portland,
 3:12-cv-02265-SINotice of Compliance with Court Order (ECF #53), Page 1
Presenter (Individual)Presenter (Org)General Topic Areas (if noted)Paragraphs of Agreement (if noted)Testifying? Y or NPrior Testimony ? Y or NSummary of Written Comments
Alexander, MichaelUrban League of PortlandUse of Force66-77YUnknwnMr. Alexander states that he would like to testify regarding use of force. There is no narrative description on his form.Amicci, BrunoTraining Advisory CouncilTraining79, 86, 87YNMr. Amicci describes the formation and work of the Training Advisory Council (TAC) over the past year and states that the TAC is able to participate in settlement agreement implementation. Baker, BarbaraUse of Force, Officer Accountability61, 66-77, 121-140YUnknwnMs. Baker states that the agreement includes loopholes in the use of ECWs. Ms. Baker asks for a least-force standard, a continuum of force, a prohibition on use of ECWs to intimidate, to strike "supported by the evidence" from Par. 61, and changes to the police review board. Block, Jerald, MDUse of Force, Accountability, Investigation Timeframe, Public Safety Statements and Interviews, Conduct of IA Investigations, DisciplineY - If requested by Court Y - Appointed member of Training Advisory Committee, and has expressed opinion thereMr. Block raises the following issues: 1. concern that Officers have disincentive to file complete and honest Use of Force reports; 2. concern that officers will end up using more force and more people will get hurt; 3. recommends filing of after-action Use of Force reports be mandatory, but contents should not be used for discipline. Comments include examples of other agencies that gather reports for evaluation but not discipline (NTSB, FAA, etc.), and suggests that IA take lead in criminal investigations as necessary.Browning, TJOfficer AccountabilityYUnknwnMs. Browning raises concerns that changes to the CRC are impractical, won't work, and will render CRC useless.Chasse, Mark, (brother of James Chasse)Officer Accountability, Discipline, Agreement Implementation and Enforcement121-140, 156-190YYMr. Chasse states that his main concern is the lack of continuing independent oversight. Mr. Chasse alleges that PPB protects itself with an internal self-protecting investigative system without meaningful discipline. Mr. Chasse asks for a Court-appointed monitor.
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Case 3:12-cv-02265-SI Document 58-1 Filed 02/13/14 Page 1 of 16 Page ID#: 824
 
U.S. v. City of Portland 
 - Fairness Hearing Individuals' and Organizations' Submissions of Written Comments as of January 31, 2014
U.S. v. City of Portland,
 3:12-cv-02265-SINotice of Compliance with Court Order (ECF #53), Page 2
Presenter (Individual)Presenter (Org)General Topic Areas (if noted)Paragraphs of Agreement (if noted)Testifying? Y or NPrior Testimony ? Y or NSummary of Written Comments
Chevalier, DanielUse of Force, BOEC, Officer Accountability (Generally), Investigation Timeframe, On-Scene Public Safety Statements and Interviews, COAB, PPB Compliance Coordinator, Agreement Implementation and Enforcement Pars. 66-77, 113-115, 121-140, 141-153, 156-190YMr. Chevalier's form contains checkmarks for the topics about which he would like to testify and is signed. Otherwise the form is blank. There is no narrative in the form or email describing the substance of Mr. Chevalier's comments. His name only appears in his email.Covarrubias, CarlosOfficer Accountability, IPRYNMr. Covarrubias expressed general concerns regarding IPR's structure, accessibility and independence from City.Davis, Marva (mother of Aaron Campbell)Training, DisciplineYMs. Davis is the mother of Aaron Campbell, who was fatally shot by the police on Jan. 29, 2010. She intends to testify regarding officer accountability and inadequate training. Lewis, DonnaCommunity Mental Health Services, Crisis InterventionSections V and VIUnknwnUnknwnMs. Lewis raises the following issues: 1. concerns regarding lack of resources necessary to assist persons in mental health crisis so that police do not have to be called; 2. concern regarding lack of coordination by city, county, and state officials to build walk-in center.Eng, AnneUse of Force Policy (General), OtherYNNo comments submitted.
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Case 3:12-cv-02265-SI Document 58-1 Filed 02/13/14 Page 2 of 16 Page ID#: 825
 
U.S. v. City of Portland 
 - Fairness Hearing Individuals' and Organizations' Submissions of Written Comments as of January 31, 2014
U.S. v. City of Portland,
 3:12-cv-02265-SINotice of Compliance with Court Order (ECF #53), Page 3
Presenter (Individual)Presenter (Org)General Topic Areas (if noted)Paragraphs of Agreement (if noted)Testifying? Y or NPrior Testimony ? Y or NSummary of Written Comments
Eng, MaryBHU, Officer Accountability, Investigation Timeframe, Discipline, Implementation and Enforcement, OtherYY - not specifiedMs. Eng is concerned about the operational practices of the BHU and that the BHU fails to consider secondary traumatization of victims. Friedman, JanDisability Rights Oregon (DRO)AllYY - City CouncilDRO provides overall support of SA, and makes the following recommendations: 1. AMA and COCL should have enforcement authority; 2. Force policy should be revised; 3. ECW policy should be revised; 4. Prohibit officers who have been subject to discipline for use of force against person with mental illness from being trainers; 5. Increased community involvement in crisis intervention training; 6. Prohibit officers who have been subject to discipline for use of force against person with mental illness from serving on mobile crisis prevention team; 7. Authority for IPR to conduct independent investigations; 8. End 48 hour rule.Hall, DeborahJobs with Justice PortlandUse of Force, Officer Accountability, COAB, Community Engagement Generally 66-77, 116-140, 141-153YNMs. Hall intends to address general use of force, prohibitions on ECWs, supervisory investigations, and COAB creation and selection.
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Case 3:12-cv-02265-SI Document 58-1 Filed 02/13/14 Page 3 of 16 Page ID#: 826

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