Learn about plans for a new Community Board to investigate police misconduct – October 11
On Wednesday, October 11, from 7 to 8:30 pm, the League of Women Voters of Portland will present a Zoom webinar on “A new Community Board for Police Accountability.” The speakers include members of the Police Accountability Commission (PAC), who spent thousands of volunteer hours planning the details of how this new community board will operate. The final plan carries out the requirements in the charter amendment that voters passed in November 2020 by almost 82%. A representative of the U.S. Department of Justice will also speak.
- Yume Delegato (PAC member) will cover how the Community Board for Police Accountability members will be selected and their powers and duties as they relate to police misconduct cases and policy recommendations.
- Dan Handelman (PAC member) will explain how the new Civilian Office of Police Accountability will handle police misconduct cases.
- Faythe Aiken (PAC member) will describe the Transition Plan for moving from the current police oversight system to the new system over the next approximately two years.
- Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Hager, U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, will explain what the Settlement Agreement between the city and the U.S. DOJ requires of the city as it enacts its new police accountability system.
Members of the public are invited to join us for this Zoom Webinar by registering on or before October 10 at 8 pm. Those watching the live program on October 11 will be able to enter questions in the chat. The short registration form is here.