Portland Police Bureau Acknowledges Problems With Use-Of-Force Reviews

It appears that the federal civil rights investigation into the Portland Police Bureau, announced in July, has produced its first tangible result: A change in procedure requiring that a supervising officer respond to the scene of all reported use-of-force incidents.

A bureau announcement, published minutes ago and reproduced below, includes an acknowledgement by Chief Mike Reese that current practices are not in line with national best practices.

The announcement also reveals that the bureau consulted a private company, Lexipol—which describes itself as "America's leading provider of risk management resources for public safety organizations"—in formulating the policy change.