Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Police Looking into Lost Complaint

The Portland Police Department is investigating a citizen’s complaint to the City’s Civilian Police Review Subcommittee that got lost somewhere in the City bureaucracy. The incident came to light at the Review Committee’s annual meeting at City Hall, when West End City Councilor David Marshall told the committee that he had been contacted by a Bayside resident who had filed a complaint but had not heard from anyone at the police department in response to the complaint.

Marshall says that he told the complainant that it takes about a month for a complaint to get processed. The person, who had filed the complaint online as well as in person at police headquarters on Middle Street, continued to wait for a response, but received none. Lt. Peter Wentworth of the department’s Internal Affairs division said the incident is being investigated and should be cleared up soon.


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