Portland police officers had an array of reasons why they thought racial justice protests in 2020 were among the largest and most enduring in the city’s history. Not mentioned as potential reasons for the massive protests are a laundry list of grievances against the bureau going back decades.
Last summer, in the midst of nationwide racial justice demonstrations that regularly ended with law enforcement emitting clouds of tear gas, anecdotes started cropping up online of protesters convinced regular exposure to the chemical had disrupted their menstrual cycles.
Acting Portland Police Chief Chris Davis said police met with members of the district attorney’s office Thursday, who told police they were looking at refiling charges for people who have since been arrested for bigger crimes, such as breaking windows or lighting fires.
A new report finds DHS was unprepared when out-of-town federal law enforcement officers first arrived in the city. But the inspector general found DHS did have the legal authority to send officers to protect federal property.
A volunteer medic who was hit in the chest with a tear gas canister fired by a federal officer during racial injustice protests in Portland last summer has sued U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials and agents
Protesters who smashed windows, burglarized businesses and set fires during demonstrations in Portland, Oregon, caused significant damage, and authorities urged businesses to review security video to help police apprehend more rioters.