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Here is more from Consult Hardesty:
We (Consult Hardesty) were gratified when elements of our police accountability model – a Civilian Compliance & Reform Authority (CCRA) – were incorporated in a Federal plea deal, following Department of Justice Findings that Portland, Oregon police engage in “activities that amount to a pattern or practice of violating the Constitution or laws of the United States.”
… The U. S. Department of Justice allowed the City to hire those it felt most comfortable with … for the task of holding their own selves accountable. A fox now guards our hen-house…
…the Feds were out-maneuvered. The plea deal required the City to hire a Compliance Officer Community Liaison (COCL), thereby allowing the perpetrators to select who would hold them accountable for the beatings, tasings and (murders) mortal injury their agents inflict on constituents.
Click here to read today’s (Wednesday, August 19) Agenda Item 870: “Amend contract with Rosenbaum & Watson, LLP in the amount of $458,000 per year for a five year total not to exceed amount of $2,243,834 for the independent Compliance Officer and Community Liaison for the Department of Justice Settlement Agreement.”
Contractors have informed the City that the required workload is unprofitable to them. Now that City Council faces a nearly four-million-dollar outlay (distinct from the five million dollars in new money going directly to police), it seems wise to shop around. What kind of services can that money buy?
…We just thought you all should know. The fix is in.
another blurb at http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/consulthardesty
editor’s note: The Portland Police Bureau runs the show, allows officers to break the law, ignores constitutional mandates, refuses to control officers and gets away with murder. Might be time to take it to the Streets.
The murders of Aaron Campbell, Keaton Otis, and James Chasse, Jr. have never been resolved. None of the officers who broke the law and violated Police Department Procedures have been charged, tried,or prosecuted for these crimes. We, the citizens of Portland, Oregon have paid millions for the crimes committed by PDX police officers, yet none of these officers have been disciplined. They continue to serve in spite of their crimes. The shootings of James Jahar Perez and Kendra James may have been forgotten by some, but we have yet to see accountability or justice. This must change. And now the council wants to second guess our judicial system when they find our out of control Police Bureau at fault in roughing up and arresting Mr. Smith for no good reason. We deserve an explanation from our council and some discipline and more responsible leadership in our Police Bureau.
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