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Portland Activist Plans to Use Facial Recognition to ID Police

“I am involved with developing facial recognition to in fact use on Portland police officers, since they are not identifying themselves to the public,” Christopher Howell said during the meeting.

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Portland Officer Sprayed with OC in His Patrol Vehicle

"A male approached the patrol vehicle, broke out the back window (on the hatch), pepper sprayed the interior, then ran to a vehicle and drove off," the Portland Police Bureau reports.

Portland Mayor Wants Federal Deputy Status Removed from Police, U.S. Attorney Rejects Request

Fifty-six Portland officers were deputized before a rally in the city last weekend by the far-right Proud Boys group. Portland city officials apparently did not know that their officers' federal deputization status would last until the end of this year.

Oregon Troopers Federally Deputized for Portland Protest Response

State police say they’re working with the U.S. Attorney’s Office to review arrests made by troopers assigned to Portland for potential federal prosecution. The troopers assigned to Portland have been cross-deputized by the U.S. Marshals.

Portland Chief Slams Local Officials Over Continuing Riots

On Tuesday, Police Chief Chuck Lovell released a statement, saying "our elected officials need to do their part to draw a line in the sand and to hold people accountable."

Oregon State Police Called Back to Portland Over Escalating Violence

On Monday, Portland police said 29 people were arrested overnight after taking part in an unlawful gathering in northeast Portland where rocks and eggs were thrown at officers.

Portland Officer: "We're Getting Banged Up"

“We’re getting banged up,” he said. “We’ve had some broken hands, broken wrists, broken foot, stuff like that, some concussions.”

911 Calls Not Answered, Officers Injured as Riots Continue in Portland

Rioters threw objects at police cars in the parking lot of the building and spray-painted over security cameras. Others shined green lasers at officers’ eyes and pelted police with softball-sized “river rocks” and glass bottles.

Oregon State Police Leave Downtown Portland, Criticize DA for Failure to Prosecute Rioters

“At this time we are inclined to move those resources back to counties where prosecution of criminal conduct is still a priority,” said OSP Capt. Timothy Fox, in an apparent jab at District Attorney Mike Schmidt’s recent announcement that he would be dropping a significant portion of the more than 500 criminal cases brought over the course of the demonstrations.

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Portland's DA Declines to Prosecute Most Arrested Protesters

Prosecutors will scrutinize the cases of protesters accused of resisting arrest or assaulting a public safety officer and consider “the chaos of a protesting environment, especially after tear gas or other less-lethal munitions have been deployed against community members en masse,” the district attorney’s office said in a news release.