Police Citizen Review Subcommittee

Meetings



  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Second Wednesday of each month
  • City Hall
City Hall
389 Congress Street
Room 24
Portland, ME 04101

Please check the calendar for any changes to regularly scheduled meetings.

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Members



  • Sam Beal
  • Michael Harris
  • Kelly McDonald, Chair
  • Reginald Parson
  • Ovid Santoro
  • Emily West
  • Mary Zwolinski

About the Subcommittee


In November 2001 the Portland City Council established the Police Citizen Review Subcommittee (PCRS) as a subcommittee of the Civil Service Commission, which also has an Employment Subcommittee for sworn police and fire personnel. The PCRS has six commissioners and one alternate.

The PCRS



Duties:

  • Reviews the process of police investigations of citizen complaints to ensure it is thorough, objective, fair, and timely;
  • Reports to the city manager on the results of its reviews;
  • Reports to the city manager any recommendations or proposals for improving the police investigation process, policies or training, and for enhancing public confidence in the complaint investigation process; and
  • Holds a public hearing to receive public comments on the police citizen complaint process.

Eligibility:

  • Resident of the City; and
  • Of good moral character.

Disqualifications:

  • Present or former employee of the City;
  • Present or former member of the City Council;
  • Immediate family of a present or former Portland police officer;
  • Has been arrested, or had an immediate family member arrested, by the Portland Police;
  • Has filed a complaint, or an immediate family member has filed a complaint, with the Internal Affairs Department of the Portland Police alleging excessive force, civil rights violations, or conduct that would constitute a criminal offense; or
  • Has sued, or an immediate family member has sued, the Portland Police, the Portland Police Chief, or any individual officer.

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