Think Out Loud

Future of Portland’s police oversight committee uncertain

By Samantha Matsumoto (OPB)
Sept. 18, 2020 3:51 p.m. Updated: Sept. 18, 2020 10:13 p.m.

Broadcast: Friday, Sept. 18

Protesters scramble to get away from approaching police firing tear gas and impact munitions to disperse protesters in downtown Portland during 4th of July demonstrations against systemic racism and police violence.

Protesters scramble to get away from approaching police firing tear gas and impact munitions to disperse protesters in downtown Portland during 4th of July demonstrations against systemic racism and police violence.

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Three members of Portland’s Citizen Review Committee abruptly resigned recently. The 11-member board is a part of the the city’s complex system of police oversight. And an upcoming ballot measure to overhaul that system may replace the CRC entirely. We talk to Candace Avalos, the chair of the CRC, about where things go from here.

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