Summer of Violent Policing Means More Federal Review for Portland Police – Courthouse News Service

Summer of Violent Policing Means More Federal Review for Portland Police – Courthouse News Service
— Read on www.courthousenews.com/summer-of-violent-policing-means-more-federal-review-for-portland-police/

This is ironic for Portland Police. They have been in a constant conflict with protester/rioters since late May 2020. At times the Portland Officers hands are tied trying to control the protesters/rioters and it appears the officers did not always have clear guidance on amount or methods of use of force to control the protesters/rioters. Which is a troubling and difficult position to be in. It appears that this confusion was created by the Judge Hernandez and the politicians. Now Judge Hernandez is thinking to hold Portland in contempt over the police departments response to the violent rioters.

-Read on https://www.courthousenews.com/judge-mulls-sanctions-after-holding-portland-in-contempt-for-violent-protest-policing/

United States v. City of Portland DOJ’s Fifth Periodic Compliance Assessment Report can be accessed here: https://www.courthousenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/PortlandPD-DOJReport.pdf

Policing by the Numbers – Assessing the Evidence

These statistics could be used as benchmarks comparing across police departments.

This series of charts from CCJ’s Task Force on Policing is intended to inform debates about the future of policing in America. It paints a statistical portrait of trends in key areas, ranging from the size and makeup of the nation’s police agencies to spending, reported crime and victimization rates, people killed by police and officers killed in the line of duty, and public perceptions of and trust in law enforcement.
— Read on counciloncj.foleon.com/policing/assessing-the-evidence/policing-by-the-numbers/

2020 Menino Survey of Mayors Report on Policing and Protests | Initiative on Cities

This report has a breakdown of the demographics of surveyed city mayors on their thoughts of the police handling of the riots. A different way to look at the topic. There is a link to the publication as the website opens up.

2020 Menino Survey of Mayors Report on Policing and Protests | Initiative on Cities
— Read on www.bu.edu/ioc/2021/01/27/2020-menino-survey-of-mayors-report-on-policing-and-protests/