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Portland Releases List Of Police Chief Interview Panelists


The Portland Mayor’s Office released a list Friday of community members involved in the city’s next search for police chief.

The list of 20 people includes members of the business community, the Portland Police Bureau and retired law enforcement, homeless and mental health advocates, and a group representing various advocacy groups for people of color in the city.

The city conducted interviews with the six remaining candidates this week, but isn’t releasing the list out of respect for those candidates who want to remain anonymous at this point in the hiring process.

Current police chief Mike Marshman is among the remaining six candidates.

Mayor Ted Wheeler is expected to name finalists sometime after next Friday, his office said.

Below is the list of interview panelists:

Communities of Color

  • Dr. T. Allen Bethel, Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition
  • E.D. Montaine, NAACP
  • Carmen Rubio, Latino Network
  • Wajdi Said, Muslim Educational Trust
  • Lee Po Cha, Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization
  • Paul Lumley, Native American Youth and Family Center
  • Nkenge Harmon Johnson, Urban League of Portland
  • Richard Brown, community advocate and member of the Board on Public Safety Standards and Training

Business Community

  • Sandi McDonough, Portland Business Alliance
  • Lynnae Berg, Clean & Safe

City Bureau Director

  • Dante James, Office of Equity & Human Rights

Mental Health

  • Derald Walker, Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare
  • Patricia Day TenEyck, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Multnomah County

Policing

  • Daryl Turner, Portland Police Association
  • Vince Elmore, Portland State University Campus Police
  • Ron Louie, Retired Hillsboro Police Chief

Youth

  • Adhyavu (Joseph) Dessou, Portland Community College student

Lents Neighborhood

  • Jo Lynn Cooper-Nearing, Lents Neighborhood Association

Disability Community

  • Melissa Chavez, Disability Leadership Academy

Homeless

  • Shannon Singleton, JOIN PDX
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