PROGRESS & CHALLENGES FOR PORTLAND POLICE AND POLICING ALTERNATIVES:
presented Via ZOOM: FEBRUARY 8, 7-8:30 PM
This zoom webinar was presented live on February 8, 2023, and will be available via video and podcast on or about February 15. The public and League members were invited to attend the live webinar and submit questions via the chat.
The panelists were:
Rev. Dr. LeRoy Haynes, Jr., Chairperson, Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform. Dr. Haynes made the opening comments, discussing police accountability and oversight and what has changed in the last 5 years.
Juan Chavez, Project Director and Attorney, Oregon Justice Resource Center,updated the audience on the developments and challenges with the Department of Justice’s settlement agreement.
Gina Ronning, Ph.D., M.S,Member of the Portland Police Bureau’s Training Advisory Council (TAC) and Focused Intervention Team Community Oversight Group (FITCOG). Dr. Ronning gave an update on TAC and FITCOG, with an emphasis on TAC’s program successes, challenges, and upcoming areas of focus.
Kaia Sand, Executive Director and Columnist, Street Roots Newspaper, gave an update on progress and concerns regarding the Portland Street Response.
James Ofsink, a League member and Chair of the LWVPDX Justice Interest Group, served as the moderator.
This program was recorded by MetroEast Community Media and will be available as a video and Podcast by February 15 from links on this website. The video will also be cablecast on the public access TV channels, as shown in the schedule below.