CRC Members Present: Hank Miggins (Chair), Jerry Spegman (Vice-Chair), Michael Bigham, Loren Eriksson, Lewellyn Robison, Marcella Red Thunder, Robert Ueland
CRC Member Absent: Gwenn Baldwin
City Staff Present: Leslie Stevens (IPR Director), Michael Hess (IPR), Lauri Stewart (IPR), Linly Rees (City Attorney’s Office)
Chair Miggins called the meeting to order at
II. Approval of the minutes of the 9/20/05 meeting: Loren Eriksson made a motion to approve, seconded by Bob Ueland. The motion passed unanimously.
III. Director’s Report
The first quarterly newsletter should be ready for distribution within the next couple of weeks.
Director Stevens and Lauri Stewart have created a working calendar for outreach and are working on getting on the agendas of various community meetings. They are scheduled to meet with the League of Women Voters tomorrow.
The November 15 CRC meeting will be held at the AlbinaYouth Opportunity School (3710 N. Mississippi). Early outreach is being done to publicize this meeting through ONI and the neighborhood groups. The guest speaker will be Mr. Roy Jay, Director of the Clean Slate Program. Lauri Stewart is waiting for confirmation of the St. John’sCommunity Center for the January meeting. Ms. Stewart is open for suggestions on possible locations for meetings in the downtown area.
There will be five CRC seats open for appointment or reappointment as of December 3. Director Stevens and Auditor Blackmer have combined the CRC application with the ONI application. 2005 applications are available in the IPR office and on the IPR and ONI websites. A press release will go out soon. The deadline for applications is November 21. The Director expects that the new CRC members will be on board in time for the January 2006 CRC meeting.
Jane Ames of Commissioner Adams’s Office is forming a committee to hire the project manager for the expert review of IPR/CRC for which Commissioner Adams has received funding. Director Stevens believes the committee will include Hank Miggins, Eric Terrell, Ms. Ames, and someone from the Police Bureau member.
The acting IAD Captain is in the process of drafting the Police Bureau’s response to CRC’s challenges from the 9/20/05 hearing.
Appeals Update: No new appeals have been received. One of the appeals that was originally scheduled for pre-hearing at tonight’s meeting has been rescheduled for the November 15 meeting because there was a mistake in the IAD letter of disposition that needs to be corrected and communicated to the appellant.
PPB Directives Update: No new directives have been received.
Chief’s Forum Update (Lauri Stewart): Recent topics have included a presentation on crime prevention activities by the Office of Neighborhood Involvement and focused missions being carried out by the Police Bureau.
Staffing Update: Lillian Dote, IPR Management Analyst will be resigning in November to take a position in Washington, D.C. Her position was opened as of yesterday. Ben Panit, IPR Investigator, has announced that he plans to retire on January 31, 2006.
IV. Bob Ueland made a motion to temporarily suspend (for tonight’s pre-hearing only) that portion of PSF-5.11 that requires that an IPR staff person to present the working paper, to allow CRC members to present the working paper instead. Lewellyn Robison seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
V. Work Group Updates
Appeals Work Group (Bob Ueland, Chair). The work group had a productive meeting on 10/12/05. Based on Eric Terrell’s experience as a process advisor to the appellant at the last hearing, a set of proposed administrative rules is being drawn up by Lewellyn Robison. There was also discussion on the possibility of re-instituting the process of assigning two CRC members to present the case at pre-hearings and hearings. There was a suggestion that the pre-hearing working papers and the hearing reports be read by a CRC member instead of an IPR staff member and that the entire paper be read instead of only selected portions. (Later in the meeting Bob Ueland presented a monitoring form that was previously used for reviewing IAD cases and suggested that this form could be slightly modified and brought back as a useful tool for CRC members to use when reviewing files.)
Community Advisory Council (CAC) Work Group (Hank Miggins, Chair). The mission statement of this work group was brought forward for approval by the full CRC. Bob Ueland made a motion to approve the mission statement. Lewellyn Robison seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Mediation Work Group. (Gwenn Baldwin, Chair). Ms. Baldwin could not be at the meeting tonight, but she provided minutes of the 10/12/05 Mediation Work Group meeting, which were e-mailed to all CRC members.
VI. Pre-hearing: CRC No. 2005-X-0005. The appellant alleged that Portland Police
Bureau officers used excessive force in restraining him, failed to document several items
of property that were missing when he was released from detox, failed to obtain medical
assistance for him, and laughed at him.
The appellant and his father made statements to the CRC. After the CRC listened to these statements and discussed the case, Loren Eriksson made a motion to decline the appeal. Michael Bigham seconded the motion. Motion passed by a vote of 4-3.
Yes: Bigham, Eriksson, Red Thunder, Robison
No: Miggins, Spegman, Ueland
VII. CRC Goals Matrix: After review and discussion of progress on the matrix items, Lewellyn Robison made a motion to combine Goal 1 Strategy 1 Tactic 2 (“hold at least one community forum per year”) with Goal 1 Strategy 2 Tactics 1 and 2 (“hold CRC meetings outside of City Hall throughout Portland four times per year” and “hold a community forum at least once per year”). Bob Ueland seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
VIII. Work Group Scheduling
Community Advisory Council (CAC) Work Group will meet on Wednesday November 9 from to in the IPR/Ombudsman Conference Room.
The Appeals Work Group will meet on Wednesday November 9 from to in the IPR/Ombudsman Conference Room.
The Mediation Work Group A will meet on Wednesday December 14 at in the IPR/Ombudsman Conference Room.
The Policy Work Group will meet on Wednesday November 2 at in the IPR/Ombudsman Conference Room.
VII. New Business.
IAD staffing update by Director Stevens: Captain John Tellis has been appointed IAD Captain. Lieutenant Jay Drum will remain as IAD Lieutenant. Sergeant Phil Barker of IAD has been promoted to lieutenant and re-assigned to North Precinct.
VIII. Public Comment: Richard Koenig, Freedom Child