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The Portland Police Bureau implemented or is in the process of implementing 12 recommendations made by the City Auditor in 2015 to improve police officer training, according to our follow-up audit.
Auditors found racial disparities: 59 percent of the Gang Enforcement Team’s traffic stops affected African Americans. Community members told auditors their concerns about such stops.
Gang Crime Investigations: Lack of accountability and transparency reduced the community's trust in police
The Police Bureau was still collecting information about people’s gang associations, auditors found. Such practices raised concerns and potential legal questions.