The U.S Department of Justice released its first report on Portland Police Bureau reforms since the city reached a settlement with the department last year.
The report found that the Police Bureau has partially complied with required changes that range from officer accountability to use of force.
In a statement Wednesday, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales said he was proud of the progress the police have made in partnership with the community.
“This agreement is a not a ‘compliance exercise,’” Hales said. “It is real change, which I will continue to lead.”
In its report, the Justice Department also acknowledged it would take time to complete all the changes required after its investigation found the Portland Police had a pattern of using excessive force, particularly against individuals with mental illness. The report follows the city’s settlement of a civil suit dating back to 2012.
All Things Considered Host Kate Davidson spoke with Portland Chief of Police Larry O’Dea Thursday about the report’s findings.