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MINUTES <br />Eugene City Council <br />McNutt Room -City Hall <br />777 Pearl Street — Eugene, Oregon <br />October 17, 2011 <br />5:30 p.m. <br />COUNCILORS PRESENT: Betty Taylor, George Brown, Andrea Ortiz, George Poling, Mike Clark, <br />Chris Pryor, Alan Zelenka, Pat Farr. <br />In the absence of Her Honor Mayor Kitty Piercy, Council President Betty Taylor called the October 17, <br />2011, work session of the Eugene City Council to order. <br />A. WORK SESSION: <br />Eugene Civilian Review Board 2010 Annual Report <br />The council was joined by Civilian Review Board (CRB) Chair Tim Laue and Police Auditor Mark <br />Gissiner. City Attorney Kathryn Brotherton was also present for the item. Mr. Laue provided an <br />overview of the CRB's 20101 Annual Report. He reported that the CRB met ten times in 2010 and <br />reviewed seven allegations of misconduct and four service complaints. He described the CRB's case <br />review process and said the board generally commented on the auditor's adjudication recommendations. <br />Mr. Laue also described the periodic training undergone by members of the CRB to ensure they <br />understood different police policies, practices, and training approaches and briefly noted some of the <br />board's training topics. <br />Mr. Laue said the board identified three areas of concern for 2010 that were passed along to Police Chief <br />Pete Kerns and the Eugene Police Commission for follow -up and possible policy changes: 1) <br />warrantless entries; 2) community care - taking and how it was employed in Eugene; and 3) search and <br />seizure policies. <br />Mr. Laue noted the CRB's role in evaluating the Police Auditor and shared the seven dimensions board <br />members used to evaluate Mr. Gissiner's performance. He said Mr. Gissiner's review was positive. <br />Mr. Laue highlighted the CRB's recommendations to the council, which included recommendations for <br />greater openness and transparency for open and closed cases to be accomplished by summaries of closed <br />and open cases produced by the Police Auditor; creation of a definition of "good cause" for exceptions to <br />the six -month complaint filing deadline; Police Auditor consultation with the CRB when designating <br />Community Impact Cases; and CRB authority to order the Police Chief to re -open a closed case. He <br />invited questions. <br />Ms. Taylor solicited council questions and comments. <br />Ms. Ortiz determined from Mr. Laue that the CRB wanted to see the ambiguity between the charter <br />amendment and implementing ordinance be resolved. The charter amendment establishing the CRB gave <br />the board the authority to request a case be reopened while the implementing ordinance stated that the <br />board could only request that community impact cases be reopened. Mr. Laue said there was no <br />MINUTES— Eugene City Council October 17, 2011 Page 1 <br />Work Session <br />