A Public and Transparent Process: There should be numerous opportunities for community members to provide meaningful input in contract negotiations between the City and the Portland Police Association.
True Police Accountability: When police violate the deep trust the community has placed in them they should face real consequences. Many provisions in the current contract make it extremely difficult to discipline or fire officers for excessive use of force, racial bias, or other forms of bias-based policing. The contract must be changed to:
- Give an independent civilian agency explicit jurisdiction in deadly force cases and allow them to compel testimony and recommend discipline in all cases of officer misconduct.
- Eliminate rules that severely limit the scope of misconduct investigations and narrowly restrict how discipline is handled.
- Require mandatory drug testing including steroids after officers use force on the public.
- Allow people to make complaints without the offending officer having access to their name and information.
(Portland Police Reform Network)