December 20, 2013 23:31
On December 19, 2013, United States Federal Court Judge Michael Simon held a status hearing on the Department of Justice Settlement Agreement with the City of Portland. Judge Simon set the fairness hearing for 9:00 a.m. on February 18, 2014 in the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse, located at 1000 Southwest 3rd Avenue.
The "Notice of Fairness Hearing" and the "Testimony Form," are available for viewing and download by visiting http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/64070
If members of the public wish to make comment to the court, they should follow the instructions on the testimony form.
"The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our mental health and community partners and partner agencies to implement all of the items listed in the Department of Justice Settlement Agreement," said Chief Mike Reese.
The Portland Police Bureau features a link on its website dedicated to information regarding the Department of Justice investigation into the Bureau: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/62044
Information currently found on this link includes: meeting times and locations of various advisory councils and committees; an action item matrix associated with the DOJ proposed settlement; information regarding the Bureau's Behavioral Health Unit; and DOJ-related documents, including information on training, policies and internal affairs investigations.
The Police Bureau will continue to add information on this site that is relevant to the pending DOJ agreement.
Sgt. Pete Simpson
Portland Police Bureau
1111 SW 2nd Ave, Suite 1526
Portland, Oregon 97204