Police pick former head of PSRB to help lead police & mental health reforms

From The Oregonian, Dec. 19, 2013


“It is a curious selection,” said Jason Renaud of the Buckley hire.

The former head of Oregon’s Psychiatric Security Review Board, who resigned while under investigation, is now working for Portland police, responsible for their compliance with federally mandated reforms.

Mary Claire Buckley, 59, resigned from her $99, 636 state board position this past summer amid complaints from her staff to state investigators that she was verbally abusive and threatening, often yelling and berating them, according to public records obtained by The Oregonian.

Read more of “Police pick former head of PSRB to help lead reforms” on OregonLive.com

READ – Juliet Follansbee named new executive director of Psychiatric Security Review Board, The Oregonian, November 13, 2013

READ – Who are the “Stakeholders” in Oregon’s Mental Health System? – special op ed for the Mental Health Association of Portland

READ – Mary Claire Buckley, while head of PSRB, was a bully who screamed and swore at staffers, according to interview transcripts, Salem Statesman Journal, July 25, 2013 [this story has been deleted from the Salem Statesman Journal web site, which is EXACTLY why MHAP created and maintains this web site – to assure public access to the history of mental illness in Oregon.]

READ – Mary Claire Buckley investigation interview transcripts (PDF, 6.2MB)

READ – PSRB executive director Mary Claire Buckley resigns, Oregonian June 18, 2013

READ – Buckley’s administrative leave from PSRB due to investigation of board management, Oregonian May 14, 2013

READ – Questions, investigations follow killing of mental health worker in St. Helens, Oregonian May 26, 2012

READ – all stories citing Mary Claire Buckley in the Mental Health Association of Portland archive.