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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

Question Outline for Use of Force Intake

Updated: November 2015

Question Outline:

Use of Force Intake Questions


  • What did you see the officer do?
    • Specify:
      • Which body part or weapon used? 
      • Right or left side?


  • Where did you feel the impact?
    • Specify right/left.
    • What did you feel? 


  • What did you do or say immediately before (the use of force)?


  • What did the officer do or say immediately before (the use of force)?


  • Were you hurt?


  • Did you seek medical treatment?
    • Where? 
    • Would you fill out a Release of Information form for the hospital/clinic?