The City’s Ad Hoc Committee on Police Policy (AHCPP) has completed its report for the Eugene City Council. The report is available online and will be presented during the City Council work session on Monday, May 17, at 5:30 p.m.
The City Council voted to establish the Ad Hoc Committee in July 2020. Using the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing and Campaign Zero’s 10-point plan for policing reform as reference points, the AHCPP was charged with looking at current police policy through the lens of these two documents and proposing changes to the council.
“On June 22, 2020, the Council issued a statement in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and in September 2020 it passed the resolution that created the Ad Hoc Committee on Police Policy,” said Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis. “Over the months that have followed, our dedicated committee members have worked tirelessly on solutions that meet our community's needs. The community discussions and demands for action that initiated the creation of the Ad Hoc Committee will continue in different forms to guide this long-term work. We learn as we go, and thanks to the work of the AHCPP, we know where we need to get to. It is up to us as a community to make sure that we sustain this legacy work.”
The AHCPP held 14 two-hour virtual meetings between September 30, 2020 and April 30, 2021. In addition, five subcommittees focusing on Community Oversight, Use of Force, Hiring and Training, Body Worn Cameras, and Independent Investigation and Prosecution met during this period. The committee made 50 recommendations which have been sorted into five key areas, focused on each sub-committee’s designation.
The City Council work session on the AHCPP report can be viewed live on the City’s website.