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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

Attorney Permission to Interview Complainant

Policy updated: March 2016

Attorney Permission for Complainant Interview


If a complainant notifies IPR that they are represented by legal counsel in a matter related to the incident for which they wish to file a complaint, IPR will notify the complainant’s attorney in writing to request permission to talk to their client prior to an interview taking place.

The IPR Investigator will ask the complainant, as soon as practicable, whether they are represented by an attorney.  If the complainant is represented, the IPR Investigator may collect their contact information and basic incident information (such as date, time, location, and officer name) before ending the initial contact with the complainant.