Portland mayor says federal judge overseeing police reforms has ‘lost credibility’ as impartial arbiter | OregonLive.com

Portland’s City Council Wednesday voted unanimously to challenge U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon’s order that city attorneys and parties to the settlement agreement on Portland police reforms return to his court on Jan. 31 to update him on its status.The city contends the judge can only hold already-scheduled annual status conferences and not add additional court hearings.

Source: Portland mayor says federal judge overseeing police reforms has ‘lost credibility’ as impartial arbiter | OregonLive.com

“We believe that the court is exceeding its authority,” Reeve said. “Trying to add a layer of court proceedings that was never contemplated for ongoing monitoring diverts the city’s ability to focus on coming into compliance with the settlement agreement. That’s where we want to put our staff time.”

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