Constantin Severe, who has served as the director of the Independent Police Review since 2013 and has worked for the agency since 2008, has resigned to take a job with the governor’s office, according to a press release issued by IPR Wednesday. His last day will be April 5.
“I am grateful for Constantin’s dedicated service,’ said Portland City Auditor Mary Hull Caballero in the release. “As Director, he was able to shepherd several major police accountability reforms through City Council and expand IPR’s ability to conduct both complex investigations and systemic reviews. I plan to conduct a national search for the next IPR Director.”
Severe said, “It has been an enormous privilege to serve the City and Auditor as IPR Director. I am proud to have served with an amazing, dedicated staff that works hard for this community.”
IPR was created in 2001 as the City of Portland’s civilian oversight agency of the Portland Police Bureau. IPR is a division of the City Auditor’s Office and is authorized to investigate allegations of misconduct by Portland Police Bureau members. Additionally, IPR is tasked by city code with conducting reviews of Police Bureau policies and practices.