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Accept the Police Accountability Commission Quarterly Report for January-March 2023


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 first quarter of 2023 (January 1-March 31).

The report details the Commission completing the remaining outstanding tasks of the Powers and Duties Phase, including 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. It also focuses on the initiation of the Structure and Details Phase, which includes developing the membership structure for the new oversight board, the staffing and agency structure that reports to the oversight board, and the reporting and transparency processes to ensure public awareness of the new system's work. 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 2023 Q1 Quarterly Report.

Respectfully submitted,

Mayor Ted Wheeler

Impact Statement

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.

This Council report includes the quarterly report of the Police Accountability Commission for the first quarter of 2023, covering January 1, 2023 through March 31, 2023. 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 fifth 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.

Agenda Items

386 Regular Agenda in May 17-18, 2023 Council Agenda


Motion to accept the report: Moved by Ryan and seconded by Rubio.
  • Commissioner Dan Ryan Yea
  • Commissioner Rene Gonzalez Yea
  • Commissioner Mingus Mapps Yea
  • Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
  • Mayor Ted Wheeler Yea

Introduced by


Police Accountability Commission Staff

Stephanie Howard

Mayor's Director of Community Safety

Requested Agenda Type


Date and Time Information

Requested Council Date
Time Requested
20 minutes