On December 19th, US District Judge Michael Simon held a status hearing for the City of Portland's settlement agreement with the US Department of Justice. The purpose of the status hearing was to present the results of an 8-month mediation process between the City of Portland, DOJ, the Portland Police Association (PPA), and the Albina Ministerial Alliance.
Since the mediation was successful in resolving PPA's objections to the agreement, Judge Simon scheduled a "fairness hearing" as an opportunity for the Court to decide whether the proposed Settlement Agreement is fair, reasonable, and adequate. The Fairness Hearing will be open to the public and public comment is encouraged in advance of the hearing. The hearing will take place on:
February 18, 2014 at 9:00am
US District Court, Courtroom 13B
1000 SW 3rd Avenue.