Deal on Portland police reforms filed in court
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The U.S. Department of Justice and the city of Portland have filed a court-enforceable agreement to address claims that police too frequently use excessive force against the mentally ill.
The agreement was filed Monday in U.S. District Court.
The federal government opened its investigation into the police department's use of force last year and issued findings in September. The parties then negotiated a settlement that was recently approved by the City Council.
The city has agreed to revamp its policies on the use of force and Taser stun guns. It's also creating an intervention team to respond to calls that involve people with mental illness.