- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A former Oregon chief justice has withdrawn from the team selected to oversee Portland’s federally mandated police reforms. Paul DeMuniz cited the advice of his doctor as a result of what he called a “private and personal health issue.”

The Oregonian reports (http://is.gd/Fi9yOH ) that the 67-year-old DeMuniz announced his decision Wednesday.

The police reform settlement agreement stemmed from a 2012 federal investigation that found Portland police used excessive force against people with mental illness. It called for a wide range of reforms to police policies, training and oversight.

Mayor Charlie Hales thanked DeMuniz for his service. The mayor says he has great faith in the rest of the city’s compliance team.

Hales serves as police commissioner.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com

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