|July 2022Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up to receive Police Accountability Commission updates at https://tinyurl.com/portlandpacupdates Dear Portlanders,This Thursday, July 28, the Police Accountability Commission will host Aaron Schmautz, President of the Portland Police Association (PPA). The Portland Police Association is the police union for most of the sworn members of the Portland Police Bureau. The PPA is also an intervenor in the USDOJ v. City of Portland Settlement Agreement. Aaron Schmautz is also a Sergeant with the Portland Police Bureau. Following the briefing with the PPA, City Commissioner Dan Ryan will also be briefing the Police Accountability Commission. After their presentation, each briefer will take questions from the members of the commission as well as the public on how Portland’s current police accountability system works, and barriers to accountability and best practices within the system. This email is also a public meeting notice for several upcoming meetings.|
|Public Meeting NoticeThe Police Accountability Commission will hold three full commission meetings in July, including:PAC Public Meeting with briefings from Portland Police Association and City Commissioner Dan Ryan:|
Thursday, July 28, 6:30-9 PMUpcoming meetings of the Police Accountability Commission and its sub-committees:PAC Sub-Committee on Research:
Monday, August 1, 7-9 PMPAC Work Session on Areas of Agreement (Full Commission):
Thursday, August 4, 7-9 PMPAC Sub-Committee on Research:
Monday, August 8, 7-9 PMThe Police Accountability Commission generally meets each Thursday, with sub-committee and other meetings occurring on Monday. Occasionally, a week will have these meetings reversed, with the full commission meeting Monday. Meetings are held from 7-9 PM, except that one full commission meeting each month is from 6:30-9 PM. As more information is finalized for each meeting, it will be posted at the links above. The links include Zoom connection information and in-person viewing sites for members of the public to observe the meeting and participate with public comment, agenda items for the meeting, and other documents. Meeting reports will also be posted at this link after the meeting.
|Accessibility InformationTo help ensure that community members can observe these meetings, the City of Portland will provide ASL interpretation, closed captioning and Spanish interpretation. If there are other ways we can help you more fully participate in this process, please contact the Police Accountability Commission support staff at PoliceAccountability@portlandoregon.gov. Use City TTY 503-823-6868, or use Oregon Relay Service: 711 Para ayudar a garantizar que los miembros de la comunidad puedan observar estas reuniones, la ciudad de Portland proporcionará interpretación en ASL, subtítulos en ingles e interpretación en español. Si hay otras maneras en que podemos ayudarle a participar más plenamente en este proceso, por favor comuníquese con el personal de la Comisión de Responsabilidad Policial en PoliceAccountability@portlandoregon.gov. Utilice el TTY de la ciudad 503-823-6868 o utilice el Servicio de retransmisión de Oregón: 711 More information on the Police Accountability Commission’s work can be found at the Commission website, which has new information posted to it regularly: https://www.portland.gov/police-accountability If you have any questions, please email PoliceAccountability@portlandoregon.gov.|
|Get Involved!The PAC website includes a page with more information on how to get involved in the commission’s work, including how to watch meetings, give public comment during meetings, and give advance public comment to the PAC as well. Thank you!|