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December 13, 2001

Independent Police Review Division
Citizen Review Committee Minutes
December 13, 2001
The meeting was called to order at 5:30 PM by Chair Lopez and reviewed the ground rules. Chair Lopez asked for introductions of all persons present and asked that they tell of some good event in their lives since the last meeting.
Members present: Hector Lopez, Chair; Robert Ueland, Vice Chair; Member; Ric Alexander, Member; Eric Terrell, Member; Denise Stone, Member; Bryan Pollard, Member Alice Shannon, Member TJ Browning, Member; Henry Miggins, Recorder
IPR Staff present: Richard Rosenthal, Director; Michael Hess, Deputy Director; Linly Rees, Deputy City Attorney; Joseph De Angelis, Management Analyst.
Approval of minutes of December 4, 2001: Member Terrell moved, Member Ueland second that the December 4, 2001 be approved. There was some discussion and the minutes were approved by consent.
Director’s Report: Director Rosenthal discussed the training trip he and Deputy Hess attended. He discussed the hiring of the Outreach Coordinator. The Director discussed the final IPR appeal procedures, which had been presented in draft form. The Director said that the AIMS (Administrative Investigations Management System) would be ready by January 14, 2002 to track IAD complaints. Intake personnel will be moved into IPR by January 2, 2002. He noted a need to keep record of CRC member attendance. The Director noted that there are 26 appeals pending and he would like to accelerate the process. He said that CRC members will be responsible for trading appeal dates if there are scheduling conflicts.
Portland Police Association Presentation: PPA President Robert King and Secretary Leo Printon discussed the role of the union and accepted questions.
Discussion of upcoming Appeals Hearing Schedule: The IPR agreed to date all draft schedules and mark them "DRAFT" or "FINAL". Member Browning suggested a procedure to help get all of the hearing completed in a timely manner without undue scheduling conflicts on CRC members. Member
suggested that consideration be given to people who could only be present after working hours. Member Browning moved, Member Ueland second that the January 10th 2002 all day hearing session would be from 9 AM to 5 PM with hearing conducted from 9AM to Noon and 1PM to 4PM. Lunch would be a working lunch and the period 4 to 5 PM reserved for debriefing. The motion passed unanimous vote.
By consent, the below hearing schedule was agreed to.
January 4, 2002
 
5:30 to 8:30 PM
January 10, 2002
 
9:00 to 5:00 PM
January 29, 2002
 
5:30 to 8:30 PM
February 5, 2002
 
5:30 to 8:30 PM
February 13, 2002
 
9:00 to 5:00 PM
February 19, 2002
 
5:30 to 8:30 PM
March 5, 2002
 
5:30 to 8:30 PM
March 14, 2002
 
9:00 to 5:00 PM
March 19, 2002
 
5:30 to 8:30 PM
April 2, 2002
 
5:30 to 8:30 PM
Deputy Director Hess will distribute the official schedule with CRC member assignments.
Conduct and Performance Work Group Discussion of Election Procedures. Member Shannon with assistance from Director Rosenthal presented the proposal on the election process. The following motions were put before the CRC as recommendations (except as noted by a Member motion) from the work group:
(1) A Chair of the CRC would be elected. Approved by unanimous vote.
(2) A stand alone Vice Chair would be elected. Approved by 8 to 1 vote.
Yes- Alexander, Browning, Lopez, Miggins, Pollard, Shannon, Terrell, Ueland.
No- Stone
(3) A stand alone Secretary would be elected. Approved by 8 to 0, 1 abstained.
Yes- Alexander, Browning, Lopez, Miggins, Shannon, Stone, Terrell, Ueland
Abstained- Pollard
(4) Member Miggins moved, Member Ueland second that the Executive Workgroup would consist of the three officers established by the previous vote. Failed by 3 to 6 vote.
Yes- Lopez, Miggins, Ueland
No- Alexander, Browning, Pollard, Shannon, Stone, Terrell
(5) The chair of standing workgroup plus the CRC Chair be the Executive work group.
Because of scheduled time, Chair Lopez offered to allow public comment at the appointed time and that the CRC complete its business after the public comments.
Member Browning moved, Member Ueland second that we hold public comment until the CRC had completed its business. Approved by unanimous vote.
(6) Member Browning moved, Member Alexander second that there will not be an Executive work group. Approved by unanimous vote.
(7) The CRC would vote in the same manner to elect the work group Chairs as used to elect the Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary. Failed 2 to 7.
Yes- Miggins, Shannon
No-Alexander, Browning, Lopez, Pollard, Stone, Terrell, Ueland.
(8) Member Shannon moved, Member Stone second that CRC members will self work group assignment with no limit to number of members on a work group. Approved 7 to 2.
Yes- Alexander, Browning, Lopez, Miggins, Pollard, Shannon, Stone
No- Terrell, Ueland.
Director Rosenthal announced that police chief would attend the December18, 2001 CRC meeting.
Public Comments: Mary Rooklige, Dan Handelman, Diana Lane
Meeting adjourned at 8:50 PM.
*approved