Portland, Oregon (AP) — Portland, Oregon hires a California consulting firm to determine if the city’s police culture contains racial or political bias after someone leaks police. An executive critic as a suspect in the Hit and Run accident who investigated and dispatched records that misidentified frequent laws with the Commissioner of the Black City.
Mayor Ted Wheeler and Commissioner Jo Anne Hardesti said Thursday In a joint statement Portland hires an independent OIR group to investigate whether the Portland Police Department’s culture, policies, and behavior are affected by racial or political prejudice, the degree of prejudice, and how to deal with potential problems. Spend up to $ 150,000 on research.
The report will be completed by the end of the calendar year.
The decision to hire an independent company to investigate police culture comes after someone leaked police last month and sent a report that misidentified a black Hardesti as a suspect in a hit-and-run accident.
The president of the Portland Police Union resigned shortly after the leak occurred because of unspecified mistakes he made in connection with the incident.Union board Announced public apology Hardesty, and Wheeler, ordered an internal investigation of the leak.
Hardesti, the city’s first black women’s commissioner, has enthusiastically supported police reform both before and after the election. She recently supported efforts to cut police funding in an unjustified racial protest against the killing of George Floyd.
Last summer, the city approved a $ 16 million reduction in police budget, including gun violence reduction units, school resource officer programs, and transportation officers.