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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

Independent Police Review Events

Citizen Review Committee Meeting

Wednesday, June 6 2018, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM


Event Types > Community Events


Date:           Wednesday, June 6, 2018 (meetings are typically held the first Wednesday of each month)

Time:           5:30 pm     * Please Note: agenda times are approximate

Location:      Lovejoy Room (2nd floor), Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave. Portland, OR 97204


5:30 pm—5:35 pm       Introductions and Welcome (CRC Chair Kristin Malone)


5:35 pm—5:40 pm       Director's Report (IPR Director Constantin Severe)


5:40 pm—5:45 pm       Chair’s Report (CRC Chair Kristin Malone)         

5:45 pm—6:45 pm       Appeal Hearing: 2016-C-0170/ 2018-X-0001                 

                                 Appellant alleged Officer A used an epithet against him while

                                 conducting a DUII investigation. Appellant also alleged Officer B

                                 used inappropriate force while detaining and arresting the Appellant.         


7:45 pm—8:00 pm        New/Old CRC Business


8:00 pm—8:25 pm      Workgroup updates:    Please provide the following information —

1) Brief summary of the goals and objectives of your workgroup

2) Date of last meeting

3) Brief summary of the work done at your last meeting

4) Next scheduled meeting

5) Main topic to be discussed/addressed at the next meeting

6) Any assistance from IPR or CRC needed to achieve your goals



1. Outreach Workgroup (5 min.)

MISSION STATEMENT: The Outreach Workgroup engages the community to raise awareness about the Citizen Review Committee (CRC), gather concerns about police services and accountability, and identify issues for the CRC to address.

Chair:/Members: Neil Simon, Candace Avalos and Roberto Rivera

IPR staff: Irene Konev, Community Outreach Coordinator


2. Recurring Audit (5 min.)

MISSION STATEMENT:  The Recurring Audit Workgroup seeks to improve accountability of IPR and PPB by reviewing closed cases to ensure procedures; policies and protocols are followed and will recommend improvements, if necessary. Review of allegation formation for past cases will also be considered.

Chair: Bridget Donegan/ Members: Vanessa Yarie, Daniel Schwartz and Jeff Bissonnette



3. Policy and Protocol (5 min.)

MISSION STATEMENT:  The Policy and Protocols Workgroup examines CRC jurisdiction and the standard of review and recommends action to the CRC. Additionally the workgroup will refer community letters on policy issues and Portland Police Bureau issues to the full CRC.

Chair: Daniel Schwartz/ Members: Julie Falk, Roberto Rivera and Kristin Malone



4. Crowd Control Workgroup (5 min.)

MISSION STATEMENT: The Crowd Control Workgroup examines existing crowd control policies, training, and tactics of the Portland Police Bureau, reviews crowd control best practices, legal standards and other information, and makes appropriate recommendations. 

Chair: Candace Avalos /Members: Andrea Chiller 


5. Use of Deadly Force Workgroup (5 min.)

MISSION STATEMENT: The Use of Deadly Force Workgroup examines Portland Police Bureau use of deadly force policies, directives, training and implementation in order to recommend and support any needed change in Portland Police Bureau use of deadly force. 

Chair: David Denecke/ Members: Rochelle Silver, Kristin Malone and James Young


8:25 pm—8:45 pm           Public comment and wrap-up comments by CRC members