Mon, 09/24/2012 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Will DOJ report change how police encounter persons with mental illness?
U.S. Dept. of Justice Report on Portland Police Bureau's Use of Force Against Mentally Ill Persons
Mental Health Association of Portland’s Chris O’Connor, reports on the U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division’s highly critical report of Portland Police Bureau. Specifically, “Encounters between Portland Police Bureau officers and persons with mental illness too frequently result in a use of force when force is unnecessary or in the use of a higher level of force than necessary or appropriate, up to and including deadly force."