FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Daryl Turner
Portland, ORE – February 19, 2013 –
PPA MOTION TO INTERVENE GRANTED
Today US District Judge Michael H. Simon granted the Portland Police Association the right to intervene in the remedy phase of the pending US Department of Justice and City of Portland agreement.
Judge Simon denied the Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition’s motion to intervene. However, he will allow them the opportunity to make recommendations during any negotiations between the PPA, US DOJ, & the City.
From the beginning the goal of the PPA was to be part of a collaborative agreement that continues to meet the evolving needs of the mentally ill in our community; providing resources while considering the safety of the communities we protect and serve.
Obviously, the PPA is eager and willing to work with all parties to resolve issues in a timely manner and to come to an agreement that is in the best interest of the community, the PPA, and the Portland Police Bureau.