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Findings of the U.S. Department of Justice inquiry into the Portland Police Bureau

The US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division has released its findings regarding their investigation of the Portland Police Department’s use of force against persons with mental illness. We have provided several documents including the summary of their findings and a statement of intent signed by Mayor Adams, Thomas E Perez, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice and S. Amanda Marshall, U S Attorney, District of Oregon for your information.

This investigation, and its findings, were important and necessary actions taken to address concerns that were raised by many residents throughout our community and our city. The Urban League will continue to work with all parties to insure that the outcomes outlined in the settlement with the city are realized.

Michael Alexander
President and CEO
Urban League of Portland