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One Year Later: Police Intelligence Gathering and Surveillance Audit

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This is an online event. A link to join the meeting will be provided upon registration, or you can email [email protected] for the link.



Last year, staff at the City of Portland Auditor’s Office joined us to discuss the results of their audit of police intelligence gathering and surveillance during the 2020 protests. The objective of the audit was to answer the question "Did police gather intelligence and conduct criminal investigations in a manner that protected privacy and civil liberties during the protests that occurred between May 2020 and May 2021?".

Further details about the audit are available here: https://www.portland.gov/audit-services/news/2021/8/17/police-intelligence-gathering-and-surveillance-audit-end-planning

As part of their report, the auditors made a number of recommendations to the city on ways to better protect the privacy and civil liberties of the community during protests and any related investigations.

What were the auditor's recommendations? How many of the proposed changes were implemented, and what are the results so far? What is the likelihood that any remaining suggestions will also be put into effect? Have any new practices or procedures been adopted in the past year that go against the auditor's guidance?

Join us this month when Elizabeth Pape, from the City of Portland Auditor’s Office, shares an update on the status of the recommendations and their enactment. She'll also provide details about the path forward on future police surveillance in the city. Bring your questions, and join the conversation!

Please RSVP via this Meetup page or by sending an email to [email protected].

Speaker bio:

Elizabeth Pape is a Performance Auditor at the City of Portland Auditor’s Office in Portland, Oregon. She has a seventeen-year background working in diverse government settings from Washington County Oregon, to New Orleans, Louisiana, to Prague, in the Czech Republic. Elizabeth just finished an audit related to the process the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) uses to inspect and pay for capital projects. She also coordinates the Fraud Hotline for the Portland City Auditor. Elizabeth has a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning degree from Portland State University.

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