Documents

The following are documents illustrate and give explanation for some of the community conversation about the settlement of US DOJ v City of Portland.

All court documents via PACER.

Most court documents via the Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse.

Letter from US Senator Ron Wyden & US Congressman Earl Blumenauer to U.S. DOJ, February 2010

Letter to US Senator Ron Wyden from Portland Police Commissioner Dan Saltzman, February 2010

Financial Impact and Public Involvement Statement per: City, Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition, and the DOJ clarify and strengthen proposed Settlement Agreement related to police interactions with people experiencing mental illness. (3 pages)

Financial Impact and Public Involvement Statement per: City, Portland Police Association, and the DOJ clarify and strengthen proposed Settlement Agreement related to police interactions with people experiencing mental illness. (3 pages)

“Collaborative Agreement” between City, Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition, and the DOJ. (7 pages)

Press release from Albina Ministerial Alliance announcing “Collaborative Agreement.” (sign up sheet and 3 pages)

Presentation to City Council “Authorize agreements between the City, United States and Portland Police Association related to police interactions with persons experiencing mental illness.” (38 pages)

Opinion and Order from Judge Michael Simon on motions of PPA and AMAC to intervene. PPA granted intervenor status, AMAC granted “enhanced” amicus status.

Agreement between parties of DOJ v City of Portland and amici to mediate with Paul De Muniz. (8 pages)

U.S. DOJ v. City of Portland – Findings, September 2012

U.S. DOJ v. City of Portland – Settlement Agreement, October 2012

U.S. DOJ v. City of Portland – AMENDED Settlement Agreement, April 2018

U.S. DOJ v City of Portland AMENDED Settlement Agreement – addition of Section Eleven, April 2022

City of Portland contract with Rosenbaum & Watson, LLP, around December 31, 2014. There have been several additions and amendments to this contract.

First Quarterly Report by the Compliance Officer and Community Liaison, May 14, 2015

Letter from Disability Rights Oregon to Behavioral Health Unit Advisory Committee, May 19, 2015

Letter to Judge Michael Simon from all parties to U.S. v. City of Portland, July 10, 2015

Periodic Compliance Status Assessment Report for the Settlement Agreement in United States v. City of Portland, September 2015

Semi-Annual Outcome Assessment Report, October 2015

Semi-Annual Outcome Assessment Report, April 2016

Semi-Annual Outcome Assessment Report, May 2017

DOJ Compliance Status Assessment Report, October 2016

Compliance Status Assessment Report, July 2017

City of Portland memo for second “status conference’, October 2016

DOJ’s post status conference status report, November 2016

City of Portland’s post status conference memorandum, November 2016

Letter from Portland City Council to Judge Simon condemning his allowance of public testimony, November 2016

City of Portland ‘supplemental’ memo for second “status conference,’ December 2016

City of Portland Petition for Writ of Mandamus, Stay of Proceedings, Reassignment on Remand with the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, December 2016

Response from Judge Simon to appeal, cancels upcoming status conference, December 2016

Status Report from USA DOJ, City of Portland, and the Portland Police Association, July 2017

Status Report from the Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice & Police Reform, July 2017

Response to amended settlement agreement from Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice & Police Reform, October 2017

U.S. v. City of Portland – Amended Settlement Agreement, December 2017

DOJ Compliance Status Assessment Report, December 2017

Status Conference – transcript, April 2018

Compliance and Outcome Assessment Report: Mental Health Response, July 2018

Status Conference – transcript, October 2018

Compliance and Outcome Assessment Report: Training & Employee Information System, November 2018

Order on Motion for Amicus Status for the Mental Health Alliance – granted, October 1, 2018

Letter from MHA to Ted Wheeler about Behavioral Health Unit Advisory Committee, February 1, 2019

Email message from Tracy Reeve, City Attorney for Portland to MHA about Behavioral Health Unit Advisory Committee, February 26, 2019

Letter to the MHA from the Behavioral Health Unit Advisory Committee, September 25 2019

Status Conference – transcript – February 2020

City of Portland’s body-worn camera policy – 2015-2020

US DOJ – Letter Requested Police Review Board Written Critique, March 2, 2021

US DOJ Notice of Non-compliance to City of Portland, April 2, 2021

Status Conference – transcript – August 24, 2021

Letter on body-worn cameras from the Mental Health Alliance to City of Portland and US DOJ, October 12, 2021

Status Report to Judge Michael Simon, US DOJ – November 9, 2021

Addendum of Additional Remedies – Items 188 – 195, US DOJ – November 9, 2021

Letter re Body-Worn Camera Policy Principles, US DOJ to City of Portland attorney Robert Taylor – November 15 2021

Addendum of Additional Remedies – Section XI (submitted to Portland City Council), US DOJ January 10,2022

Letter from US DOJ to Portland’s city attorneys about the PPB RRT Slide Deck, January 18, 2022

Response to the US DOJ, from City of Portland attorneys – about the PPB RRT Slide Deck, January 25, 2022

Report from the OIR Group – An Independent Review of the Portland Police Bureau: Agency Culture, Community Perception, and Public Safety in a Time of Change – January 2022

Portland Police Bureau Corrective Action Guide, February 3,2022

Letter from US DOJ to Portland City Attorney with Conditional Approval of the Revised Corrective Action Guide, February 22, 2022

Letter from City Attorney to intervenors about reformation of the PCCEP, February 25 2022

Motion to Amend the Amended Settlement Agreement, US DOJ – February 25, 2022

Amended Settlement Agreement, Redline US DOJ – February 25, 2022

Amended Settlement Agreement, US DOJ – February 25, 2022

Transcript of Fairness Hearing on inclusion of Section 11 to settlement agreement – April 2022

Portland City Attorney’s Memo and Detailed Response to 6th Compliance Assessment by US DOJ (Redacted by Portland) 133 pages – July 27, 2022

Transcript of Status Conference – July 2022

Transcript of Status Conference – November 2022


Items for Mediation Session – Court Monitor Consideration – October 2022

307 US Status Report re COCL

20210913 – The Garland Memo re Consent Decrees and Monitorships (1)


Here are the documents submitted to the court and discussed in US DOJ v City of Portland for the August 24 2021 Status Conference.

COCL Compliance and Outcome Assessment Quarterly Report FINAL – Q1 2021
Agenda for August 24 2021
Status report for US DOJ – missing
Status Report for PPA – missing
City of Portland – Status Report for August 24 2021
Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition – Status Report for August 24 2021
Exhibit List of Mental Health Alliance
Mental Health Alliance – Status Report for August 24 2021
Statement from Franz Bruggemeier – Mental Health Alliance
Statement by Jason Renaud – Mental Health Alliance
Letter from Jeffrey Eisen, MD – clarifying “what is a walk in / drop off center?”
Statement from Melissa Eckstein – clarifying “what is Unity Center?”
Amicus Metrics for PCCEP Success – May 2020

Public Testimony
Statement from Dan Handelman – Portland Copwatch
Statement of Jan Friedman, JD – Disability Rights Oregon
Statement from Debbie Aiona – League of Women Voters
Letter to Judge Simon from Rochelle Silver – Mental Health Alliance
Statement from Patrick Nolen – Mental Health Alliance
Statement from Rabbi Ariel Stone – Mental Health Alliance
Statement from Mark Schorr – Mental Health Alliance
Statement of Michael Hopcroft – Mental Health Alliance
Statement from Elliott Young, Co-Chair of the PCCEP
PCCEP Response to Court – August 24, 2021
Testimony of Jan Friedman, JD of the Mental Health Alliance about the Behavioral Health Unit Advisory Committee
Friedman – Exhibit List – 8 24 21
Letter from Disability Rights Oregon to the BHU AC – 5 19 2015
Letter from Mental Health Alliance to Mayor Ted Wheeler – 2 1 2019
Letter from Behavioral Health Unit Advisory Committee to Mental Health Alliance – 9 25 19
Letter from Mental Health Alliance to the PCCEP SPMI sub group – 11 13 2019
Letter from Disability Rights Oregon representative Myrla Rivier to Behavioral Health Unit Advisory Committee – 3 27 2019
Letter from Mental Health Alliance to Behavioral Health Unit Advisory Committee – 4 23 21


Here are the documents submitted to the court and discussed in US DOJ v City of Portland for the April 29 2022 Fairness Hearing on Section XI of the settlement agreement.

Brief from the Mental Health Alliance – Amicus Curiae
Declaration of Jonathan Betz Brown, PhD on behalf of the Mental Health Alliance
Brief from the City of Portland – Defendant
Brief from the US Department of Justice – Plaintiff
Brief from the Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform – Enhanced Amicus Curiae
Brief from the Portland Police Association (brief not provided) – Intervenor


Here are the documents submitted to the court and discussed in US DOJ v City of Portland for the July 27 2022 Status Conference.

US DOJ Compliance Assessment Report (80+ pages)
Plaintiff’s (US DOJ) Notice of Sixth Periodic Compliance Assessment Report (9 pages)
City of Portland Response to US DOJ’s Compliance Report
Brief from the Mental Health Alliance (16 pages)
Letter from the Multnomah County Commissioners to the Mental Health Alliance (5 pages)
Statement from Jason Renaud of the Mental Health Alliance (3 pages)
BHECN SUD-related ED visits data (April 2022)
Brief of the Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform (12 pages)


Letter from US DOJ to City of Portland – City’s Response to Sixth Compliance Assessment Report, August 3, 2022

Letter from the Mental Health Alliance to parties of US DOJ v City of Portland, re: BHUAC, August 18, 2022


Some of the items submitted to the court for the November 9, 2022 Status Conference

November 9, 2022 Agenda – not followed
Defendant City of Portland – Status Update
Plaintiff US DOJ – Status Update
Mental Health Alliance – Response to Plaintiff & Defendant Status Reports
Statement of Dr. Jonathan Betz Brown of the Mental Health Alliance
Mental Health Alliance General Statement
310 City November 2022 Status Update
Auditor Report – November 2022
Comment from Dennis Rosenbaum – November 2022
Comment from Portland Copwatch – November 2022
PCCEP Status Report – Nov 2022. This document appears to be drafted by city staff and not PCCEP members.
Letter to court from Prof. Elliot Young – November 2022
Testimony of Portland Copwatch – Dan Handleman and Marc Poris – November 2022


Replacing Rosenbaum & Associates as COCL

Authorize an alternative selection process for the Compliance Officer and Community Liaison – March 1, 2023
Rosenbaum contract – Statement of Work
COCL Quarterly Report: Quarter 3 2022
Updates and Analysis
, January 2023


Discipline memo and correspondence about PPB Sgt. Jeffrey McDaniel, created January 11, 2023, made available and posted here February 28, 2023

Sgt. McDaniel was disciplined by the PPB for including an offensive graphic in a training slide deck.

Portland police sergeant given 10-day unpaid suspension for his connection to offensive crowd control training slide PAYWALL
Oregonian February 26, 2023

Portland Police Bureau Suspends Officer It Believes Responsible for Adding “Dirty Hippy” Meme to Training Materials
Sgt. Jeffrey McDaniel was suspended for two and a half weeks without pay.
Willamette Week, February 22, 2023


Transcript of Settlement Conference – February 28, 2023

Testimony for Settlement Conference – February 28, 2023

US DOJ Status Report, February 2023
City of Portland Status Report, February 2023
Mental Health Alliance Status Report, February 2023
MHA Exhibit 1 – Order to show cause – UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, v. MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
MHA Exhibit 2 – MHA review of body worn camera policies in other cities, February 2023
Testimony of Dr. Jonathan Brown on PPB data, February 2023
Testimony of Beatrix Li on PPB training slides, February 2023
Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform Status Report, February 2023


Potential Compliance Officer/Community Liaison Candidates – April 2023

Tom Christof

Richard Rosenthal


Testimony for Settlement Conference – August 14, 2023

Joint Status Report Regarding Body Worn Cameras
368-1 – Exhibit 1 draft of body-worn camera policy for the Portland Police Bureau
368-2 – Exhibit 2 letter of agreement between the Portland Police Bureau and the Portland Police Association about body-worn cameras – 4 20 2023
368-3 – Exhibit 3 letter from US DOJ to PPB approving draft of body-worn camera policy – 4 20 2023
Plaintiff’s Notice of Seventh Periodic Compliance Assessment Report – 8 8 2023
7th Compliance Report on US DOJ v City of Portland – US DOJ, filed 9 9 2023
Defendant City of Portland’s Status Report
Status Report from the Mental Health Alliance
Status Report from the Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform
Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform supplemental
Written Comments Nathan Castle
Written Comments from Dan Handelman
Written Comments from Dennis P. Rosenbaum
Notice of filing of independent monitor report MHA
Written Comments from League of Women Voters
Written Comments from Jake Dockter
Written Comments from Ann Brayfield

Transcript of the August 2023 Status Conference for US DOJ v City of Portland


Recommendations for city charter code changes about prospective police accountability board

From the Police Accountability Commission

Police Accountability Commission City Code Recommendations – August 31, 2023
Police Accountability Commission Final Report – August 31, 2023

Police Accountability Commission Presents Final Report to City Council – September 21, 2023

From the City Attorney – acquired 11/8/2023

Oversight System City Code Resolution
Exhibit B – Oversight System Code (Final)

Letter from former PAC members to Portland City Council – November 28, 2023


Testimony for Fairness Conference on Section XII – November 29, 2023

Mental Health Alliance Response to Amend the Settlement Agreement
Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition Response to Amend the Settlement Agreement


Documents added May 2024

Settlement Agreement – strike through format Nov 2023

Resumes for the Mark P Smith Association, as submitted for application

Public testimony on City Attorney’s intention to seek approvals from Department of Justice to amend Code related to Community Police Oversight Board testimony

City Code Recommendations from the Police Accountability Commission August 2023

Final report of the Police Accountability Commission August 2023

City Code Recommendations from the City Attorney related to Community Police Oversight, AKA exhibit b November 2023

City Code Recommendations from the City Attorney related to Community Police Oversight, additional documents November 2023

City Code Recommendations from the City Attorney related to Community Police Oversight – City Council presentation November 2023

Joint motion to appoint MPS & Associates AKA Mark P. Smith as independent monitor, conditional on City Council approval – April 2024

Report on MPS & Associates AKA Mark P. Smith by City of Portland’s Interim Chief Procurement Officer – April 2024

City of Portland’s Status Report – May 2024

Mental Health Alliance & Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform – Joint Status Brief on Item 195, May 2024

Mental Health Alliance & Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform – documents supporting joint status brief on Item 195, May 2024

US DOJ Status Report – May 2024