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Changes at the Portland Police Bureau

OPB/Michael Clapp

About a month ago, the U.S. Department of Justice released a report of an investigation that found Portland police have engaged in a pattern of excessive force, especially against people with mental illness. This week, the police bureau responded to the DOJ findings by announcing it will reinstate the Crisis Intervention Team — a dedicated team of officers specially trained to respond to someone experiencing a mental health crisis.

What’s your reaction to the reinstatement of the Crisis Intervention Team?


  • Maxine Bernstein: Reporter for The Oregonian


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