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Ted Wheeler

Mayor, City of Portland

main phone: 503-823-4120

1221 SW 4th Ave, Room 340, Portland, OR 97204

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Statement from Mayor Ted Wheeler on the 48-Hour Rule

July 13, 2017
Contact: Michelle Plambeck (503) 823-4740

Statement from Mayor Ted Wheeler on the 48-Hour Rule

PORTLAND, OR – Mayor Ted Wheeler issued the following statement on the recent developments regarding the 48-Hour Rule:

“I continue to support the elimination of the 48-hour rule. The Multnomah County District Attorney is the prosecutorial authority and has determined that his office cannot prosecute cases where the City has compelled an officer’s statement. This view has been supported by the Oregon Department of Justice. This determination obviously complicates the City’s current policy of compelling a statement in the immediate aftermath of an incident. We will continue to evaluate our options.”