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Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, chair of the Oregon Law Enforcement Profiling Task Force, will join Oregon State Representative Susan McLain (D—Hillsboro) for a listening session on law enforcement profiling in Cornelius, Oregon on Monday, January 16th, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. At the listening session, Oregonians will be able to share their personal experiences with law enforcement profiling and how it has impacted their families and communities. The event will be held at El Centro Cultural.
In December, the Law Enforcement Task Force announced legislation for the 2017 Oregon legislative session. After more than one year of deliberation, the task force is calling on the Oregon legislature to provide additional resources for officer training, and to increase police accountability by requiring the collection and publication of data that better documents the interactions between Oregonians and law enforcement.
The task force was established in 2015 by House Bill 2002 to help eliminate the practice of law enforcement profiling. Under HB 2002, the law defines profiling as law enforcement targeting of a person on suspicion of violating a provision of law based solely on the real or perceived factor of a person’s age, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, language, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, religion, homelessness or disability.
|WHO||Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum
Oregon State Representative Susan McLain
|WHAT||A community listening session on law enforcement profiling|
|WHERE||El Centro Cultural
1110 N Adair St
Cornelius, OR 97113
|WHEN||Monday, January 16, 2017
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Kristina Edmunson, Department of Justice, Kristina.Edmunson@doj.state.or.us, 503-378-6002