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‘OPB Politics Now’: Portland’s Measure 26-217 reconsiders police oversight

By Jonathan Levinson (OPB), Rebecca Ellis (OPB) and Geoff Norcross (OPB)
Oct. 8, 2020 8:22 p.m.
Ballot measure 26-217 would amend Portland's charter to change the way the Portland Police Bureau is overseen.

Ballot measure 26-217 would amend Portland's charter to change the way the Portland Police Bureau is overseen.

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On this special election preview episode of “OPB Politics Now,” reporters Jonathan Levinson and Rebecca Ellis explain Measure 26-217, which would amend Portland’s charter to change the way police are overseen.

The measure stems from this summer’s protests for racial justice and Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty’s push to give civilian overseers more authority when it comes to investigating and disciplining possible police misconduct.

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