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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

Bias-Based Policing Complaints

Reference: PPB Directive 344.05

Policy updated: March 2016

Bias-Based Policing Complaints

The Independent Police Review (IPR) will initiate an Independent Investigation – a full administrative investigation that is sent on for Findings – when IPR receives a complaint alleging profiling by a PPB officer(s).  The complaint must be received by IPR within 180 days from the date the incident occurred.  Complaints forwarded from the Law Enforcement Contacts Policy and Data Review Committee (LECC) will be received and investigated as though they were received directly from a complainant.

Allegations of profiling include alleged actions that would violate PPB Directive 344.05, and an action that fits the definition of profiling under Oregon law (ORS 131.915)

“…a law enforcement agency or a law enforcement officer targets an individual for suspicion of violating a provision of law based solely on the real or perceived factor of the individual’s age, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, language, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, religion, homelessness or disability, unless the agency or officer is action on a suspect description or information related to an identified or suspected violation of a provision of law.”