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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

Officer-Involved Shootings

Policy updated: March 2016

IPR Oversight of Officer-Involved Shootings


Under City Code IPR is authorized to act as a monitor in all officer-shootings and in custody deaths. Upon being notified of a critical incident by the Police Bureau’s Captain of Professional Standard Division, an IPR Director will go to the scene of the incident to monitor the administrative investigation conducted by Internal Affairs   The IPR staff member will receive a briefing on scene and attend a more detailed “Chief’s Briefing” usually held a day after the incident. As with all administrative investigations, IPR must approve the investigation conducted by Internal Affairs and the recommended finding by a Police Bureau commanding officer.