Ex-prosecutor to lead Portland’s police oversight division

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

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — City officials say a former deputy district attorney who has worked for the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission since 2015 has been selected to lead Portland’s police oversight division.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports a city official announced the selection of 41-year-old Ross Caldwell Monday.

For the Criminal Justice Commission Caldwell oversaw its Justice Reinvestment grant initiative, designed to support programs that reduce prison use and offenders’ likelihood of recommitting crimes.

He previously worked for the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office as a deputy district attorney for several years.

Caldwell will take over as director of Portland’s Independent Police Review July 29 and earn an annual salary of $125,345. The office serves as the intake center for complaints against Portland police and also reviews bureau actions and tactics.

Caldwell said he’ll work to ensure complaints against police are handled in a timely and effective manner.