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Portland Officers Declining Opportunity to Join Gun Violence Unit

The uniformed squad, dubbed the Focused Intervention Team, is designed to fight gun violence proactively with a patrol presence on Portland streets. The plan has been to have the team cover seven days a week to get guns off the street directed by police intelligence, identify people involved in recent shootings and “interrupt the cycle of violence.”

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Portland Police to No Longer Stop Vehicles for Non-Moving Violations

Officers have been directed to stop pulling drivers over for less serious, non-moving violations and focus on people who are speeding, driving under the influence, or otherwise making other drivers less safe.

Portland Crowd Control Unit Resigns Over Indictment of Officer

“Our RRT members do not volunteer to have Molotov cocktails, fireworks, explosives, rocks, bottles, urine, feces and other dangerous objects thrown at them,” wrote Daryl Turner, then president of the union. He noted that the team members volunteer for the work without any specialty pay.

OR Man Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Burn Police Station

On June 26, 2020, court records say, the 23-year-old intentionally set fire on top of a dumpster, which had been pushed up against plywood attached to the precinct’s facade.

Portland Police Union Leaves Building After Year of Vandalism, Arson

The Portland Police Association has moved its headquarters after a year of near constant vandalism. PPA headquarters were in the Kenton neighborhood of the city, but the building was a "target of vandalism" for Antifa militants and others during the past year of civil unrest.

George Floyd Anniversary Sparks Riot in Portland

A crowd of roughly 200 people – many dressed in black – gathered outside the city's Multnomah County Justice Center. Some lit a dumpster on fire and tagged the justice center with graffiti, while others yelled, "Burn the building down," police said.

Portland Police Demand Body Cameras, No Money Mayor Says

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler says he supports police body cameras but tells Fox News there are "significant financial challenges created by the virus-caused recession."

75% of Portland Residents Do Not Want Reduction in Police

According to the survey, 75 percent of Portland-area residents said they don't want policing in the city to dip below its current levels. Half said they want more cops on the streets, while 24 percent said they want policing levels to remain the same.

Retired Oregon Trooper Dies from Injuries Suffered in 2001 Crash That Killed 2 Other Officers

“Retired Sergeant John Burright passed away May 4, 2021, after a battle that started on September 4, 2001,” state police officials said.

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Oregon Deputy Dies from 40-Year-Old Gunshot Injuries

The suspect opened fire on Stanley "Allen" Burdic, striking him twice. Flack then stole Burdic's patrol car, running over his legs while fleeing the scene.

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