Accept the Police Accountability Commission Quarterly Report for October-December 2022
In fulfillment of the requirements of Resolution 37548 (Establish a commission to write rules, definitions, procedures, and other necessary details for recommendation to Council for the new police oversight system authorized by voters on the November 3, 2020 general election) Exhibit A, the Police Accountability Commission hereby submits the attached quarterly report which highlights the project status of the Police Accountability Commission for the fourth quarter of 2022 (October 1-December 31).
The report details the Commission completing the remaining outstanding tasks of the Fact-Finding Phase, including its analysis of barriers to police accountability and best practices in Portland, best practices and practices to avoid from other jurisdictions, and discussions of proposals to consider and to avoid from subject matter experts. It also focuses on the initiation of the Powers and Duties Phase, which includes developing the new workflow for administrative investigations of alleged police misconduct, structural oversight of the police bureau, and the ability of the new oversight system to access needed information. Finally, it also describes the briefings from key stakeholders that the commission received, including the members of the City Council, and public engagement and community input into the PAC process.
The Mayor recommends that the Council accept the Police Accountability Commission's 2022 Q4 Quarterly Report.
Mayor Ted Wheeler
Purpose of Proposed Legislation and Background Information
The Police Accountability Commission is tasked with developing a new administrative investigation and discipline system for Portland police, including the development of a community police oversight board as described in City Charter Section 2-10. The PAC's term began December 9, 2021 and will continue for 18 months, or longer if extended by the City Council.
This Council report includes the quarterly report of the Police Accountability Commission for the fourth quarter of 2022, covering October 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022. This is in compliance with City Council Resolution 37548, which tasks the commission with reporting quarterly to City Council in a manner of its choosing, and with PAC internal processes guidance seeking a public presentation at Council for the report. This is the fourth quarterly report of the Police Accountability Commission.
Financial and Budgetary Impacts
There is no direct financial or budgetary impact related to this report.
Community Impacts and Community Involvement
- All Portlanders may be impacted by the Police Accountability Commission’s work.
- Code changes recommended by the Police Accountability Commission will be presented to the City Council beginning in 2023. During the commission’s work, as well as Council consideration, community members are anticipated to engage in the process.
100% Renewable Goal
Although it is incorporated into the sustainable procurement policy, this specific report does not impact the city’s use of energy or pursuit of the 100% renewable goal.
172 Time Certain in March 1, 2023 Council Agenda
- Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
- Commissioner Dan Ryan Yea
- Commissioner Rene Gonzalez Yea
- Commissioner Mingus Mapps Absent
- Mayor Ted Wheeler Yea