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Portland Copwatch : Cool Links

Local groups (Oregon)
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Copwatch Groups Around The Nation


  • Amnesty International
    Amnesty focusing on police brutality in the U.S.
    Also see Amnesty's page on Race, Rights and Police Brutality
  • The American Civil Liberties Union's police practices page.
  • Anti-Racist Action
  • Stop Police Abuse national list-serv (on Yahoo Groups)
  • Shielded from Justice:
    The Human Rights Watch report on Police Brutality in the U.S.
  • National Police Complaint Center
  • Oct. 22 Coalition Against Police Brutality

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  • PPB Complaint.Com
    A grassroots forum for complaints about the Portland Police Bureau
  • Oregon Action
    Organizes the grassroots on many issues including police accountability.
      Together the NWCRC and Oregon Action produced a report on Racial Profiling
          after a series of community listening sessions in May-June 2006.
  • Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform
    Reshaped in 2010 after the shooting of Aaron Campbell.
  • Flying Focus Video Collective
    Has tapes of national conferences and local police issues.
  • Portland's Indymedia site
    Has documents, video, stills and calendar listings on events and info including police accountability stuff.
  • ACLU of Oregon
    Protecting Civil Liberties, including strong work on oversight
    for the Portland Joint Terrorism Task Force.
  • Partnership for Safety and Justice
    Formerly the Western Prison Project, unites people convicted of crime, survivors of crime, and their families to redirect policies away from incarceration toward strategies that reduce violence and increase safety.
  • We are not affiliated with Rose City Copwatch

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    City of Portland and related sites

  • The "Independent" Police Review Division (IPR)
    Portland's current version of a civilian review board.
    IPR's complaint form
    IPR Appeal form
       File within 30 days if you received an unsatisfactory finding from the IPR/Police Bureau

  • Portland Police Bureau
  • Portland Police Association (the police "union")
    OK, maybe these aren't cool, but you should see what they have to say

    Also see

  • Portland Police Directives (.pdf format, roughly 500 pages)
  • PPA contract 2010-2013

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    Copwatch Groups Around The Nation (and similar locally-based organizations)

    Note: Copwatch is a movement, not an organization, in the sense that these groups are not "franchises." Each group has its own strategies and tactics, though we all share the common goal of ending police misconduct.

  • Berkeley Copwatch
    Portland Copwatch owes a great debt of gratitude to Berkeley CW for much of its start-up information.
  • Copwatch LA (Los Angeles)
          •Los Angeles Copwatch how-to pamphlet
  • San Jose Copwatch
  • Reedley (CA) Copwatch
  • Redwood Curtain (Northern CA) Copwatch
  • San Francisco Police Watch

  • Olympia Copwatch
  • Phoenix Copwatch
  • Communities United Against Police Brutality (Minneapolis)

    International Copwatch groups:

  • Winnipeg (Manitoba) Copwatch

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    Local groups (Oregon)
    City of Portland
    Other Copwatch Groups

    Portland Copwatch
    PO Box 42456
    Portland, OR 97242
    (503) 236-3065/ Incident Report Line (503) 321-5120
    e-mail: copwatch@portlandcopwatch.org
    (Click here for other email info)

    Portland Copwatch is a grassroots, volunteer organization promoting police accountability through citizen action.

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    Page last updated December 1, 2013