On Tuesday, Portland, OR, voters approved a new measure that will create a new, independent community police oversight board.
According to the Oregon Secretary of State's website, more than 80 percent of the votes are in favor of Measure 26-217.
Measure 26-217 gets rid of the current Independent Police Review Board and replaces it with a new oversight committee that can discipline and even fire police officers. It would also have a budget of its own that is up to five percent of the total police budget.
City Commissioners Jo Ann Hardesty pushed to get the measure on the ballot. She says it's the sort of police oversight that she's been fighting for, for more than 30 years, but now there's a level of support she's never seen before.