01/29/2016

YOUR RIGHTS

You have CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, including the right to be free from compulsory self‐incrimination and the right to procedural due process. As a current, dues-paying member of the PPA, we will defend your rights if you request assistance. Always call the union before answering potentially incriminating questions.

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION ‐ 5th & 6th AMENDMENTS

  • You have the right to remain silent and to an attorney; do not be afraid to invoke these rights in order to consult with an attorney before speaking with an investigator.
  • REMEMBER: You may speak with an investigator, but anything you say can be used against you in a criminal proceeding. If you do elect to speak you may stop at any time.

If you believe you need representation, call the Portland Police Association office, 503.225.9760.



INTERNAL INVESTIGATIONS

GARRITY RIGHTS

  • Must be ordered to answer questions
  • Questions must relate to officer’s duties or fitness for duty
  • Must be advised that failure to answer will be considered insubordination and could lead to discipline up to and including termination.
  • Must be provided with some degree of immunity from criminal prosecution

WEINGARTEN RIGHTS

  • You have the right to the presence of a PPA Rep whenever you are requested or required to give a statement which could result in your discipline or discharge.
  • Unless you request the presence of a PPA Rep you will be deemed to have waived that right.
  • Prior to, or during your investigation, you may review any reports or statements you may have made on the subject of your investigation.
  • During the investigation, you may consult with your PPA Rep in the absence of the investigator.
  • You are not required to answer any questions concerning your off duty conduct during the investigation, unless your off duty conduct involves action regarding your Capacity as a police officer.

When in doubt, ALWAYS call your PPA Representative. We’re available 24/7!

503.757.8401 Daryl Turner, President
503.680.1261 Tom Perkins, Secretary – Treasurer