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A list of key documents for the Police Accountability Commission and its work. This list is being updated regularly.
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Council Decisions Related to the PAC and its work

Ballot Measure 26-217, including proposed text changes to the City Charter and the ballot question for voters to consider, were referred to the November 2020 ballot by the City Council on July 29, 2020 through Resolution 37499. The Ballot Measure authorizes a new, independent community police oversight board. Ballot Measure 26-217 was approved by City of Portland voters on November 3, 2020, by a 82%-18% margin.

Resolution 37527, adopted by the City Council on December 16, 2020, created the Police Accountability Commission selection process for membership.

City Council Resolution 37548 (07-28-2021)

Resolution 37548, adopted by the City Council on July 28, 2021, officially established the Police Accountability Commission and tasked it with "writing out procedures, powers, definitions, and other details" for the new investigatory and disciplinary framework. Exhibits to this Resolution included the mandated duties of the commission, as well as optional duties the commission could also choose to take upon themselves.

City Council Resolution 37548 Exhibit A (07-28-2021)

Exhibit A to Resolution 37548 is the primary Scope of Work for the Police Accountability Commission.

City Council Resolution 37615 (03-22-2023)

The City Council adopted Resolution 37615 on March 22, 2023, which changed the Council's deadline for the Police Accountability Commission to August 31, 2023.

City Council Report 799-2023 (09-21-2023)

The City Council adopted Report 799-2023 on September 21, 2023. This Council report accepts the Police Accountability Commission's Final Report, which was presented by the PAC to the City Council earlier in the same meeting.

City Council Resolution 37637 (11-15-2023)

On November 15, 2023, the City Council adopted Resolution 37637. This document authorized the City Attorney to engage with the Department of Justice and ultimately the Court regarding Council's proposed Settlement Agreement amendments and City Code package, which would establish a new community-led police accountability system. The question before Council was not whether to adopt this code package. The resolution merely authorized the City Attorney to move forward with the City’s obligations under its Settlement Agreement to propose code language and amendments to the Settlement Agreement to DOJ within 60 days of September 21, 2023, the date when Council received the PAC’s recommendations, and to comply with any bargaining obligations that may exist.   

Commission Quarterly Reports

2022

Police Accountability Commission Quarterly Report, December 2021-March 2022 (2022 Q1)

The PAC's first Quarterly Report was accepted by City Council via a report on August 3, 2022.

Police Accountability Commission Quarterly Report, April 2022-June 2022 (2022 Q2)

City Council accepted the PAC's 2022 Q2 Quarterly Report in a report on September 21, 2022.

Police Accountability Commission Quarterly Report, July 2022-September 2022 (2022 Q3)

City Council accepted the PAC's 2022 Q3 Quarterly Report in a report on January 18, 2023.

Police Accountability Commission Quarterly Report, October-December 2022 (2022 Q4)

The PAC's 2022 Q4 quarterly report was accepted by City Council on March 1, 2023.

2023

Police Accountability Commission Quarterly Report, January-March 2023 (2023 Q1)

The PAC's 2023 Q1 quarterly report was presented to City Council on May 17, 2023.

Police Accountability Commission Quarterly Report, April-June 2023 (2023 Q2)

The PAC's 2023 Q2 Quarterly Report will be presented to City Council on August 16, 2023.

Related Documents

City Council Ordinance 190694

Ordinance 190694 approved amendments to the settlement agreement between the City of Portland and the US Department of Justice. This included adding the PAC into the Settlement Agreement as a remedy, which included the US Court imposing a deadline on the PAC of October 29, 2023.

Exhibit 1 to Ordinance 190694 is the text of the amendments to the settlement agreement.