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Quarterly Report – Q2 2022

View Independent Police Review's 2nd quarterly report of 2022.

Updated Report


Domestic Violence Response: Special Victims Unit benefits from collaboration with partners, but patrol officers need more training

The City Auditor’s Independent Police Review (IPR) found that the Portland Police Bureau’s Special Victims Unit benefits from co-location and collaboration with service partners but officers responding to the initial calls need more trauma-informed training.

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2021 Annual Report

Our annual report for 2021 describes changes in workload, regaining compliance with the Department of Justice, and summarizes a policy review of how language services are used by the Police Bureau.

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Quarterly Report – Q1 2022

View Independent Police Review's 1st quarterly report of 2022.

Updated Report


Lessons Learned: City’s response to protests exposed vulnerabilities in Portland’s police accountability system

The 2020 murder of George Floyd sparked more than 100 nights of protest in Portland. Complaints of officer misconduct at these events exposed inadequacies with the City’s ability to hold officers accountable. We recommend operational and policy improvements to strengthen the accountability system.

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Police Intelligence-Gathering and Surveillance: Better management needed to protect civil rights

Keeping information about political activity and using surveillance technology without safeguards infringes on First Amendment rights. Police need direction about what to collect and a process to manage records when there is no criminal activity. The Bureau also needs improved technology policies.

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The History of Portland Street Response

From an idea, to an advocacy campaign, to a single team in Lents, to citywide expansion, this is the story of Portland Street Response - our newest unarmed 911 response within Portland Fire & Rescue which "assists people experiencing non-life-threatening mental health and behavioral health issues."

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City Council to assume responsibility for Independent Police Review

City Auditor Mary Hull Caballero notified Justice Department officials today that City Council will assume responsibility for Independent Police Review, effective July 1.

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Quarterly Report – Q4 2021

View Independent Police Review's 4th quarterly report of 2021.

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Scapegoating Independent Police Review does not improve police accountability

Who decides if Portland police officers engaged in misconduct and imposes discipline? You may be surprised to learn it’s not Independent Police Review, despite what you may have read.

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Police Bureau continued to make headway on managing overtime and second jobs

This is a two-year follow-up to our 2019 report, "Police Overtime: Management is lax despite high overtime use."

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Police Intelligence Gathering and Surveillance Audit – End of Planning Update

We put this webpage together to share the results of the planning phase of the police intelligence audit and to let you know how we came up with the audit objective.

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Mayor and Police Chief Announce PPB Will Change Traffic Enforcement, Consent Search Protocols

Changes to PPB protocls will focus on increasing equity and safety in Portland.

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Mayor Wheeler's Statement on Rapid Response Team Resignation

Mayor Ted Wheeler's statement on the Portland Police Bureau's Rapid Response Team

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Statement from Mayor Wheeler on Indictment of PPB Officer

Mayor Ted Wheeler comments on indictment of PPB officer

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2020 Annual Report

This annual report highlights unique occurrences, challenges, and lessons learned from 2020.

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Introductory Meeting for the Focused Intervention Team's Community Oversight Group Scheduled for June 4

The Focused Intervention Team's Community Oversight Group is holding an introductory meeting on June 4 at 11 a.m.

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Joint Statement from City Council Addressing Imminent Gun Violence

Commissioners Hardesty, Mapps, Rubio, Ryan and Mayor Ted Wheeler release joint statement addressing an anticipated uptick in gun violence in Portland

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Joint Statement on Portland Street Response from Mayor Wheeler and Commissioners Mapps and Ryan

Mayor Ted Wheeler, Commissioner Dan Ryan, and Commissioner Mingus Mapps comment on funding the Portland Street Response pilot program

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RACE TALKS and the Office of Equity and Human Rights host discussion event April 29

"A Step Towards Justice: Where Do We Go From Here?" will be a virtual event hosted by RACE TALKS and the Office of Equity and Human Rights on April 29, 2021.

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