During a Tuesday briefing, a Department of Homeland Security official said that 38 law enforcement officers in Portland, were doxxed amid ongoing protests in the area. DHS referred to those who did the alleged doxxing as "radicals."

Doxing typically refers to the release of personal information like addresses and phone numbers online. The extent of what information was published relating to Portland police was not immediately clear, Newsweek reports.

Richard Cline, the Deputy Director of Operations for the Federal Protective Service, said the doxxing occurred despite attempts by the Portland police to hide the names of police officers overseeing the 55 solid days and nights of protests and riots around the city.

About a week into the unrest, Portland's former police chief Jami Resch authorized officers to cover their names with tape in order to protect themselves from doxing.