Portland NLG members Ashlee Albies and Shauna Curphey have filed a motion to intervene in a federal lawsuit on behalf of the Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice and Police Reform. The AMA Coalition seeks to intervene as a plaintiff in the in the suit brought by the U.S. Department of Justice against the City of Portland over unconstitutional conduct by the Portland Police Bureau. The motion argues that the settlement agreement failed to address concerns raised about police use of force against people of color; lacks strict restrictions on police use of Tasers and provides no formal process for court oversight once an agreement is signed, among other issues. NLG member Mark Kramer assisted with the motion.
NLG Represents Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition in Motion to Intervene Police Reform Case