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Independent Police Review

Providing independent, civilian oversight of the Portland Police Bureau

phone: 503-823-0146

fax: 503-823-4571

1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 140, Portland, OR 97204


Use of Deadly Force Workgroup Proposal

The Citizen Review Committee (CRC) is seeking public input regarding the Use of Deadly Force Workgroup's proposal to the Portland Police Bureau to adopt a Directives that incorporate a disengagement/de- policy and training as an organizing principle for use of force community members. 

A draft of the proposal is posted on the IPR website

For more information or to comment on the proposal please email the CRC at CRC@portlandoregon.gov.

Proposed Changes to Protocol 5.07

The Independent Police Review and Citizen Review Committee are seeking public input regarding proposed changes to Protocol 5.07. Community members have until 5pm on Monday, June 20th, 2016 to submit their comment.

A draft of the proposed changes is posted on the IPR website

For more information or to comment on the proposed changes, please contact Constantin Severe, IPR Director, (503) 823-0146, ipr@portlandoregon.gov.

Police Oversight Crosses Border

The Independent Police Review’s two newest investigators, Ramsey AlQaisi and Deirdre Perez, recently traveled to Edmonton, Canada for an investigative workshop held at the University of Alberta. The training was conducted by Gareth Jones, a renowned expert in the field of police oversight and accountability, and covered a variety of topics, with particular attention given to interviewing techniques and investigative best practices.

The IPR investigators were provided with the opportunity to work on theoretical investigation plans, and learned the importance of procedural fairness, thoroughness and objectivity.

Photo: The Alberta Legislature

A Day to Remember a Great Person

April is volunteer appreciation month, and this year, the City Auditor’s Independent Police Review (IPR) would like to honor Hank Miggins for his over 10 years of dedication with the Citizen Review Committee (CRC). Hank was an amazing man who gave selflessly to our community, and to his family and friends.

In 2001, Hank was one of the nine original CRC members sworn in following the police oversight reforms that led to the creation of the CRC and the IPR. Hank’s steady demeanor and strong analytical abilities were in much demand in CRC’s eventful early years where multiple citizen appeals of police misconduct investigations at monthly CRC meetings were common.  Hank was heavily involved in creating the policies and protocols that allows CRC to provide community input to Portland’s police oversight system.

Even after he retired from the CRC, Hank volunteered to serve as an Appeal Process Advisor to help community members who filed an appeal before the CRC, understand the process. During his 10 years of service to the CRC, he made himself available to mentor CRC members and the staff of the IPR.

Besides the CRC, Hank served on the Board of Directors of many organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union, the Rosemont School, Garlington Center, and Project Pooch, and Airway Science for Kids. He also served our nation as an officer in the Unites States Air Force for 22 years.

Hank, through his lifelong commitment to accountability and justice enriched the lives of many in our community and his efforts continue to pay dividends. Hank passed away on July 18, 2013 at the age of 78.

Please join us and the Portland City Council in honoring Hank's legacy this Wednesday inside the Portland City Hall's Council Chambers.

Hank Miggins Proclamation

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

11:00 AM

Council Chambers

1221 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR, 97204

Proposed Changes to Protocol 5.22

The Independent Police Review and Citizen Review Committee are seeking public input regarding proposed changes to Protocol 5.22. Community member have until 5pm on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 to submit their comments.

A draft of the proposed changes is posted on the IPR website

For more information or to comment on the proposed changes, please contact Constantin Severe, IPR Director, (503) 823-0146, ipr@portlandoregon.gov.