One-on-one sessions are part of investigation into Portland Police Bureau

U.S. Department of Justice investigators are inviting anyone with a specific complaint about the Portland police to contact them for a private meeting.

The department said Friday the information is being sought as part of its investigation into the relationship between the police and minorities, including people with mental health issues.

Mayor Sam Adams and former Police Commissioner Dan Saltzman invited the department to launch the investigation after a series of high-profile confrontations between police and minorities.

Anyone with specific information about a recent incident involving the police may request a private meeting with an investigator at one of three locations in downtown, the outer eastside or north Portland.

To request a meeting, call the U.S. attorney's local Civil Rights Hotline, 503-471-5577. Requests can also be made by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The department said it welcomes information by e-mail or through its toll-free number, 1-877-218-5228.

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