Portland City Council OKs independent police oversight board

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland City Council has voted unanimously in support of an independent commission to oversee misconduct investigations of Portland police officers. KOIN-TV reports the measure advanced by City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty would set up a new commission, give it broad powers to investigate complaints, compel testimony by officers and impose discipline. Voters will have final say on the measure in November. The president of the police union has said any changes should be made to the existing system.