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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

Investigation Plan Outline

Updated: October 2016

Investigative Plan Outline

1)      Allegations

  • Does allegation adequately community member’s concerns?
  • Complete sentence
  • Enough specificity to identify area of inquiry for outside reviewer
  • Applicable directive reviewed and included in case file

2)      Witnesses

  • Complainant
    • After reviewing intake, does CO need to be interviewed for additional details
  • Civilian Witnesses
    • Are all civilian witnesses identified?
    • Known relationship to complainant
    • What did they see
  • Witness Officers
  • Involved Officer

3)      Site visit/Canvass

  • Need to document incident location
  • Make Contact with community witnesses
  • Interview witness/complainant at site of incident

4)      Documentary Evidence

  • Police Reports
  • Citation
  • Officer notebook
  • Property/Evidence Receipt
  • VCAD
  • After Action Reports
  • Incident Action Plans(Protests)
  • Search warrant/affidavit
  • GPS
  • Fire/EMS records
  • Phone records
  • Text messages/emails

5)      Physical Evidence

  • MAV Recordings
  • TriMet recording
  • Building video
  • Video from community members/media
  • Multnomah County
    • Booking information
    • Jail Intake form
    • Booking photo
  1. Use of force cases
  • Booking/Sallyport video
  • Holding Cell Video
  • Court Records (Ecourt)
    • Case summary
    • Trial Exhibits
    • FTR Recording

6)      Training Records

  • PPB lesson plan
  • Officer training history
  • Training videos
  • Tips and techniques
  • Unit training records

7)      Timeline

  • How long will each part of investigation will take?
  • Can investigation be concluded within 60 days?
  • Will you need to use a subpoena?
  • Do you need all evidence prior to officer interview
  • Are you allowing yourself enough time in scheduling for your workload out of office dates/ officer vacation and training schedules?