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Changes To The Way Portland Police Are Reviewed

OPB | Oct. 23, 2013 12:06 p.m. | Updated: Oct. 23, 2013 1:23 p.m.

Portland police car (via Squid Vicious/Flickr/Creative Commons)

Portland police car (via Squid Vicious/Flickr/Creative Commons)

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.

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