10 31 2014
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Portland police officer-involved shootings and in-custody deaths will be the topics of a third report being written by the Police Assessment Resource Center.

Oren Root, deputy director of the assessment center, will meet with members of the Portland Police Bureau's Citizen Review Committee in a public meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Lovejoy Room in Portland City Hall, 1221 S.W. Fourth Ave. The meeting is open to the public, and public comment will be taken.

The Los Angeles-based center's consultants are visiting Portland to prepare for their third report on policy and training issues relating to Portland Police Bureau officer-involved-shootings and in-custody deaths. Portland's Independent Police Review committee is facilitating this on-site visit.

The public can learn more about the center's reports, ask questions and share their views in a discussion about this project.

The center's representatives have conducted these meetings for each of their previous reports. They said the meetings are an opportunity to hear from concerned community members.

Additional information and prior reports written by the assessment center about the Portland police can be found at the Independent Police Review website at: www.portlandonline.com/auditor/ipr.

For more information, contact: Lauri Stewart,IPR community relations coordinator, at 503-823-0146.

A request for an interpreter or assisted listening device for the hearing impaired or for other accommodations for persons with disabilities should be made at least 48 hours before the meeting to 823-0146 (TYY 503-823-6868).

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