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The City of Portland, Oregon

Auditor Simone Rede

Promoting open and accountable government

1982 PIIAC Ordinance Referendum Petition

The following measure appeared on the Tuesday, November 2, 1982 General Election Ballot.
CAPTION: Ordinance Establishing a Police Internal Investigation Auditing Committee
QUESTION: Shall a City Council Committee investigate the Police Internal Investigations system and review Internal Investigations decisions on police misconduct complaints?
PURPOSE OF THIS ORDINANCE: This ordinance creates a Police Internal Investigations Auditing Committee consisting of three City Council members. The Committee may use City staff and citizen volunteers. The Committee will investigate the internal system used by the Police Bureau to investigate charges of police misconduct. The Committee may consider appeals from internal Police Bureau decisions in individual cases where police misconduct is charged. The Committee may publicize its decisions. The Committee may not determine police officer discipline.