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Participate in conference call regarding Portland Police Bureau reform

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

The United States Department of Justice seeks community input towards efforts to reform the Portland Police Bureau's use of force, crisis intervention, and officer accountability policies.

The United States Attorney's Office for the District of Oregon, in conjunction with the Special Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division, will host a community conference call with members of the public on both Wednesday Oct. 3rd, and Thursday Oct. 4th 2012 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

To participate, dial the following toll-free number: 1-800-369-1772, and when prompted by the operator, provide your name and the passcode "Portland."

The additional call was scheduled to provide for individuals who may have conflicts on Wednesday evening.

Participants may call-in for either or both days at any time during the scheduled hours of 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Justice Department requests that community members who have questions or wish to provide comments, provide them in advance of the call by emailing community.portland@usdoj.gov or calling toll-free 1-877-218-5228, no later than Tuesday, Oct. 2.

During the call, moderators will address issues raised in the comments and/or questions submitted in advance. Participants in the call may also request to provide live comments and questions during a moderated discussion. The call, including any moderated discussion, will conclude at 8 p.m. on both days.

Those who are unable to attend the community conference call may also provide their comments by emailing community.portland@usdoj.gov or calling toll-free 1-877-218-5228.

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