Accept the Police Accountability Commission Quarterly Report for April-June 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 second quarter of 2022 (April 1-June 30).

The report details the Commission beginning to work on its Fact-Finding Phase objectives (which continued after the end of the quarter), including discussions on barriers to accountability and best practices in the current system in Portland, discussions of best practices and practices to avoid from other jurisdictions, and discussions of proposals to consider and to avoid from subject matter experts. It describes the completion of internal processes conversations which began during the first quarter of the year. Finally, it also describes the briefings from key stakeholders that the commission received, and public engagement and community input into the PAC process (including community engagement event planning, which began during the second quarter of 2022 and is ongoing). 

The Mayor recommends that the Council accept the Police Accountability Commission's 2022 Q2 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. 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 second quarter of 2022, covering April 1, 2022 through June 30, 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 second 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


Motion to accept the report: Moved by Hardesty and seconded by Ryan.
  • Former Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Yea
  • Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
  • Commissioner Dan Ryan Yea
  • Commissioner Mingus Mapps Yea
  • Mayor Ted Wheeler Absent

Introduced by


Stephanie Howard

Mayor's Director of Community Safety

Mike Myers

Community Safety Transition Director

Police Accountability Commission Staff

Requested Agenda Type

Time Certain

Date and Time Information

Requested Council Date
Requested Start Time
10:25 am
Time Requested
10 minutes
Confirmed Time Certain