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U.S. Justice Department on PPB Practices

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An inquiry by the U.S. Department of Justice has found that Portland police have a practice of using excessive force against the mentally ill. The finding follows a 14-month investigation, and will lead to federal monitoring of the Portland Police Bureau.

We’ll talk with OPB News reporter Kristian Foden-Vencil to find out more about the implications of the Justice Department findings. 

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