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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

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. Julie Ramos received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Smith College and her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Lewis and Clark College. An east coast transplant from Massachusetts, she has lived in Portland for over 20 years.  She has worked as a mental health professional and as an advocate promoting equity and inclusion. She is also a board member of White Shield, a Salvation Army residential program for adolescent girls. She lives in North Portland. 

Appointed February 2015





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


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




Ms. Kiosha Ford is a Portland native. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Johnson C. Smith University in North Carolina and her Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law in New York. She is a healthcare compliance consultant at Legacy Health where she reviews policies and processes to ensure that the organization complies with state and federal guidelines.

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. Marisea Rivera received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Reed College and her Master’s degree in Social Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is an executive search consultant at Opus Partners where she helps fill positions in higher education and healthcare. Ms. Rivera moved back to Portland from Tucson, Arizona, where she worked to create equal access for disabled students at the University of Arizona, and prior to that she worked as a litigation consultant in San Francisco.

Appointed August 2016


Mr. Roberto Rivera has been an Oregon resident for over 11 years. He is a graduate of Concordia University in Portland where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Healthcare Administration. He has 6 years of experience working in nonprofit organizations serving at-risk populations, including 211 Info where he performed community outreach, gave presentations to the public, and assisted with resource database management. Mr. Rivera currently working as a general contractor for his own business.

Appointed August 2016




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


Ms. Vanessa Yarie received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland, Australia in Peace and Conflict Studies. She has spent several years advocating for Survivors of Domestic Violence. Her current role is Emergency Services Manager at Bradley Angle, where she oversees the 24 hour emergency domestic violence shelter. 

Appointed February 2015


Mr. James Young obtained his undergraduate and law school degrees from the University of Michigan.  He served for 12 years as an elected District Attorney in Michigan. He served on the Board of Directors of the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan and chaired the Ethics Committee.  He was the first prosecutor to be given the Michigan State Police Award for Professional Excellence.  Mr. Young has served as County Civil Counsel and has been a City Attorney for over 20 years. He is a certified law enforcement instructor and taught courses for all levels of law enforcement in Michigan.  Mr. Young and his wife reside in the South Waterfront. His hobbies include exercise and fishing.

Appointed April 2017