Protesters once again targeted the North Portland home of Commissioner Dan Ryan Thursday evening, hours after the newest council member cast a deciding no vote on an $18 million budget cut to police bureau.
Portland’s City Council unanimously voted to place new limits on the federally deputized city police Wednesday, barring officers from taking orders from federal law enforcement or making arrests under federal law.
With less than two weeks to go until election night, Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty is pushing to place stringent restrictions on the 56 Portland Police officers who remain federally deputized.
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler warned Police Chief Chuck Lovell he could face discipline “up to and including termination,” after the police bureau publicly rebuked the mayor for banning CS gas in September.
Hours after it was revealed 56 Portland police officers will remain federal deputies at least through the end of the year, the Portland Police Bureau executed a show of force against protesters for racial justice. Over the course of the night, 24 people were arrested. Almost all of those people were charged with disorderly conduct or interfering with a police officer, both misdemeanors.