The chart above shows what happens to citizen complaints lodged against the police, based on percentages from 2009. The numbers are rounded.

A small administrative change made to the Independent Police Review process could make the small number of complaints that result in disciplinary action of Portland police officers even smaller, says Portland Copwatch's Dan Handelman. Under the last-minute change city council approved last week, a supervising officer will now be allowed to vote on the validity of citizen complaints against his subordinates.

See other recent articles about the police complaint process:

Copwatch Protests Change to Police Oversight Policy, Blogtown, June 17

Stray Watchdog, News, June 10