PROPOSAL FOR AN EFFECTIVE CIVILIAN POLICE REVIEW BOARD

Portland, OR
Created May, 1993--revised 1996--Posted to Web January, 2000

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

A Note About People Overseeing Police Study Group (POPSG)

Update about this Proposal and Portland's System of Police Review (March 1996)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

POPSG PROPOSAL, IN BRIEF

TWO SYSTEMS OF POLICE REVIEW (Flowcharts) (not available yet)

PROPOSAL ARGUMENT:

     I.     Portland's Current System of Police Review

     II.      A Better System of Police Review
    
     III.      The Benefits of Effective Civilian Review
     a.     Better Government
     b.     Improved Police Management
     c.     Better Investigations
     d.     Community Policing and Accountability
     e.     Public Trust

     IV.      The Board
          a     Composition
          b.     Appointments
          c.     Board Responsibilities
          d.     Board Powers: Subpoena
          e.     Board Powers: Training and Policy Issues
          f.     Board Powers: Recommend Discipline

     V.     Investigators

     VI.      Filing a Complaint (Intake)

     VII.      Mediation

     VIII.      Assured Results

     IX.      Financial Concerns

     X.     Summary

     IX.   APPENDIX A:     PARTIAL LIST OF RESOURCES

          APPENDIX B: PARTIAL LIST OF CONTACTS    

         APPENDIX C:     POPSG/ENDORSERS SUPPORTERS
                 AND CIVILIAN REVIEW ADVOCATES LIST