Second Universal Review and Public Comment Period

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Continuing with its practice of providing an opportunity for community members to get involved in the directive review and development process, the Bureau is seeking additional feedback on the updated draft(s) of the following directive(s) listed below. The proposed draft(s) reflect(s) changes made to the current active directive(s) as a result of feedback received during the First Universal Review and Public Comment Period, analysis of best practice standards and internal discussions with subject matter experts. During this time, individuals may submit comments or proposals regarding the content on the updated version(s) of the directive(s) for a period of thirty calendar days. The open public comment period is labeled at the top of the directive for your reference. 

Community members and other stakeholders can submit comments through the "Provide Feedback" link attached at the end of the directive. Comments should be limited to a substantive review of the directive content or proposals for additional related content. Comments should not include questions, as they will not be answered in this forum. After the close of this public review and comment period, all comments received are again discussed during the Bureau’s internal review process for potential inclusion in the final version. The directive(s) pending enactment will be included in an executive summary portfolio and posted on the PPB’s website. Comments will not be solicited during this time.

The Portland Police Bureau is currently in the process of reviewing the following directive(s).  At this time, we are accepting public comments on these policies in their second universal review and public comment period.


Second Universal Review: Comment period ends Description of Change:

Based on an audit of reported force incidents, civil suits, and the implementation of Body Worn Cameras Bureau made draft changes to create a category for "de minimis force." This is defined as force that is not likely to cause substantial pain or injury, and will be subject to a streamlined review process, in light of the availability of Body Worn Cameras. 

Second Universal Review: Comment period ends Description of Change:

The Bureau made minor revisions to clarify state law definitions and restrictions regarding the use of less lethal weapons and tool during public order events.

Second Universal Review: Comment period ends Description of Change:

The Bureau made minor changes, primarily to align the directive with proposed changes to Directive 0910.00, which introduces a new term and concept, "de minimis force." De minimis force is defined as force that is not likely to cause substantial pain or injury. The Bureau is proposing new reporting and review guidelines for the use of de minimis force, as described in the Directive 0910.00 draft; however, all rules and requirements regarding an officer's use of force, including de minimis force, are still governed by Directive 1010.00. 

Second Universal Review: Comment period ends Description of Change:

The Bureau made minor revisions, primarily to reflect best practices regarding officer use of a conducted electrical weapon when attempting to gain control of a subject prior to handcuffing.