Portland’s system for investigating police complaints and officer involved shootings would be significantly expanded, if the city council approves changes proposed by the auditor’s office. Constantin Severe heads the Independent Police Review Division. He says the proposals range from expanding the Citizen Review Committee to strengthening the division’s ability to conduct the independent investigations it is charged with performing. Severe says the proposals stem from the Department of Justice settlement with the City of Portland involving the Bureau’s use of force on people with mental illness.
What questions do you have about the way alleged police misconduct is investigated?
- Constantin Severe: Director of the Independent Police Review Division