Page 3 – SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT PURSUANT TO FED. R. CIV. P. 41(a)(2);
United States v. City of Portland et al.,
Case No. __________
The Parties recognize there has been an accelerating movement toward a model of police management that relies on both existing and still-developing management andmonitoring tools and systems. This model requires both vision and fiscal commitment,and is necessary to legitimate policing. The United States recognizes that PPB hasendeavored to adopt components of modern management despite being a leanorganization, and greatly appreciates the City’s commitment, in this agreement, to provide PPB the fiscal support necessary to rapidly and fully implement a complete state-of-the-art management and accountability system. The Parties further recognize that theability of police officers to protect themselves and the community they serve is largelydependent on the quality of the relationship they have with that community. Public andofficer safety, constitutional policing, and the community’s trust in its police force are,thus, interdependent. The full and sustained implementation of this Agreement isintended to protect the constitutional rights of all members of the community,continuously improve the safety and security of the people of Portland, keep PPBemployees safe, and increase public confidence in PPB, all in a cost-effective, timely, andcollaborative manner. The United States commends the City for the steps it already hastaken to implement measures to effectuate these goals.To fully achieve these goals, this Agreement requires the City and PPB to further revise or, where needed, adopt new policies, training, supervision, and practices in thefollowing areas: the use of force, training, community-based mental health services,crisis intervention, employee information system, officer accountability, and communityengagement.