PORTLAND -- The U.S. Department of Justice will announce the results Thursday morning of a civil rights investigation into the use of deadly force by the Portland Police Bureau.
The probe was launched in June, 2011 and looked into the use of deadly force against all citizens, with a specific look at the mentally ill.
It followed several controversial police shootings, including the death of Aaron Campbell. The January 2010 incident sparked protests and one officer was fired for his use of deadly force.
Background: DOJ investigates Portland police use of force
Another high-profile case was the death of James Chasse, who died in PPB custody after an encounter with police in Old Town in September 2006. Officers said Chasse appeared to be urinating outdoors and when he tried to get away they tackled him. His autopsy revealed that Chasse suffered 26 rib fractures and a punctured lung.
Investigators said they would look for systemic problems within the PPB and would also meet with community leaders outside of the bureau.
A press conference was scheduled for 10:30 a.m.