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The City of Portland, Oregon

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

Citizen Review Committee

The eleven-member Citizen Review Committee (CRC) was created in 2001 to help improve police accountability, promote higher standards of police services, and increase public confidence.  Volunteer CRC members are appointed by City Council to perform four primary functions:

  • Gather community concerns about police services.
  • Help the IPR Director develop policy recommendations to address patterns of problems with police services and conduct.
  • Review and advise IPR and IA on the complaint handling process.
  • Hear appeals from complainants and officers and publicly report its findings.

 CRC Chair

Ms. Kristin Malone received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College and her law degree from The University of Texas School of Law.  She served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable John M. Rogers of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, where she analyzed federal appeals of both civil and criminal matters.  Ms. Malone practiced law in Seattle prior to joining Portland firm Markowitz Herbold in 2014.  Ms. Malone is a Founding Member of the Women’s Foundation of Oregon and a proud supporter of the Lawyers’ Campaign for Equal Justice.  She lives in North Portland.

Appointed February 2015

 

 

 

 CRC Vice Chair

Ms. Candace Avalos received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Modern Foreign Languages, with a focus on Spanish and Italian, and Master of Education degree in College Student Personnel Administration from James Madison University. Originally from Sterling, Virginia, she moved to Oregon in 2013 for her current position at Portland State University as the Coordinator of Student Government Relations and Greek Life Advisor. In this position, she provides education, support, and advising to student leaders and advocates while helping them navigate university and government bureaucracy. Prior to her career in student affairs and higher education, she worked in K-12 education teaching English as a Second Language. She lives in NE Portland and her hobbies include dog sitting and cooking new recipes from the show Top Chef.  

Appointed September, 2017

 

CRC Recorder

Mr. Daniel Schwartz grew up in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Portland in 1999 to begin his BA in Psychology from Lewis and Clark College. Since 2004 he has been a senior research associate at Oregon Health and Science University and helps design, execute and interpret research studies related to neuroimaging. He also co-owns a small restaurant in Kenton. He has been a resident of North Portland near Peninsula Park for more than ten years, and loves his wife, dogs, home, his city, his garden, and his projects.

Appointed August 2017

 

 

 

 

Ms. Andrea Chiller received her undergraduate degree in Government & Politics from the University of Maryland at College Park and her Juris Doctor from Tulane University School of Law. After practicing law in New York City and working in the legal research division of Bloomberg LP, she moved to Portland with her wife, dog, and two cats where she now is the Regional Director for Donor Services for the nonprofit organization Bloodworks Northwest. In that role, she's tasked with raising awareness for the need for blood donation and coordinating community outreach efforts to increase local participation with the organization. 

Appointed November 2016

 

Mr. Albert Lee received his Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science [International Relations] and History from Creighton University and his law degree from The George Washington University Law School. After working for the American Bar Association in Washington, DC, he returned to Portland with his family. He is now the Dean for Business & Computing at Portland Community College. In that role, he is tasked with management of faculty & staff, adjudication of academic matters, provision of leadership of multiple educational programs, development and administration of budgets, development of community relationships, among many other duties. An army brat, he was born in South Korea, has lived in many parts of the US, and traveled to many parts of the world.

Appointed January 2018

 

Ms. Julie Falk is a graduate of Swarthmore College where she majored in English Literature and Art History. She is the executive director of Bitch Media and is president of the board of Women’s Foundation of Oregon. She previously served as executive of Center for Health Justice in Los Angeles and the Prison Media Fund in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Originally from Kentucky, Julie moved to Portland in 2006, where she lives with her husband and two children.

Appointed February 2015

 

 

 

 

Mr. Michael Luna received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Social Sciences from Seattle Pacific University and Master's of Special Education working with Emotionally Disturbed students from Portland State University. He has worked in the mental health and substance abuse field for 24 years. He is currently a full-time high school teacher at David Douglas High School and a part-time teacher in the Criminal Justice Program at Clackamas Community College. He has also worked in juvenile probation and corrections. He has lived in Multnomah county for 26 years.

Appointed November 2015

 

Ms. Hillary Houck received her BA from Friends World Program in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Human Issues and Social Change. Hillary grew up in rural New Hampshire, and has lived around the US, in Ghana, and China, moving to Oregon in 2007. She has worked in anti-poverty and services for those experiencing housing instability or homelessness since 2005. She has years of volunteer experience serving both people and animals. She lives in North Portland with her dog, foster dogs, and partner.

Appointed March 2018

 

 

Mr. Neil Simon is a Portland native, former journalist and bipartisan international government communications director. He led communications for the human rights watchdog U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe and the Organization for Security in Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly, and is well-versed in working with diverse communities, civil society organizations and elected officials across the globe. Mr. Simon produced several award-winning documentaries, including Prisoners and Patriots, a film about secret Japanese-American internment. He currently teaches a leadership development program for rising cybersecurity leaders and creates content for the CISO Coalition, a catalyst for collaboration among the nation’s leading cybersecurity executives run by Evanta, a CEB company. He holds bachelor’s degrees in journalism and political science from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Appointed August 2016

 

 

Judge Vadim Mozyrsky graduated with Bachelor of Arts and law degrees from the University of Texas. After law school, he clerked at the Texas Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and the Supreme Court of the Republic of Palau. He worked in private practice before joining the federal government as a senior policy advisor with the Department of Health and Human Service and, currently, as an administrative law judge with the Social Security Administration. He is actively involved in the Portland community, including serving on the Portland Commission on Disability, participating in the steering committee for Project SEARCH, and organizing the Portland Film Festival.

Appointed January 2018

 

Jihane Nami

Ms. Jihane Nami holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and French from Willamette University and a Master of Science in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Staffordshire University, in the United Kingdom. She dedicated her first career to working with diverse and marginalized communities around the world, managing humanitarian programs in conflict-affected countries. Raised a “Cross-Cultural Kid”, she now calls Portland home and works at Portland State University, where she facilitates collaborative projects that match the university’s expertise with the priorities of community groups, government agencies and businesses, to develop practical solutions for a more sustainable, equitable and livable city.  

Appointed May 2018