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Justice Department and the City of Portland, Ore., Reach Preliminary Agreement on Reforms Regarding Portland Police Use of Force Against Persons with Mental Illness

September 13, 2010
Source: U.S. Department of Justice

The Justice Department delivered a letter detailing the findings to Portland Mayor Sam Adams and Police Chief Michael Reese, who were cooperative throughout the investigation.

The investigation, launched on June 8, 2011, and conducted by the Special Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division and the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, focused on whether PPB engages in unconstitutional or unlawful policing through the use of excessive force, with a particular interest in the use of force against people with mental illness or in mental health crisis.

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