The Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Accountability have posted an analysis of a proposed settlement agreement now before the U.S. District Court for Oregon. For your distribution, we re-post the document here.
The AMA calls upon parties (U.S. Dept. of Justice & City of Portland) to institute a ‘Fred Bryant Clause‘ into the Agreement. In a section demonstrating where the agreement actively inhibits police accountability, the group narrows in on a new clause which prohibits appeals to the Citizen Review Committee, stating:
“The late father of Keaton Otis was denied such an appeal.”
This group is aware that Fred Bryant’s pursuit of justice, as well as evidence in the case of police self-exoneration in the death of his son Keaton, provide excellent grounds for The People to make a case that the proposed agreement is neither fair, adequate, or reasonable.
Contact us, if you’d like to help with this work.
A Federal Fairness Hearing, to determine whether The People concur with this proposal, to end civil rights violations by Portland Police, is “fair, adequate and reasonable,” is scheduled for 18 February.