Oregon Public Broadcasting

Portlanders are reacting Thursday to the 90-page audit on police shootings in the city, that was released Wednesday.

Dan Handelman of Portland Copwatch says he's supportive of recommendations made by the Independent Police Review Division, but wishes they had gone further.

He explained, "I think that they should have been harder on the bureau for not learning from their mistakes. They point out 3 and it looks like they may even have added a fourth case where communication between the people who arrived on the scene and the people who ended up doing the shooting had broken down. They made a recommendation about it, but we wish they'd gone further."

The report looked at seven officer-involved shootings that happened between 2004 and 2010.

The audit is scheduled for a City Council discussion next week.

On the Web

Complete report

Q&A: Audit Recommends Changes After Review Of Officer-Involved Shootings

This story originally appeared on Oregon Public Broadcasting.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.