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PORTLAND SPIRALS: Police Declare ‘RIOT’ After Officers Attacked with Glass Bottles, Ball Bearings

posted by Hannity Staff - 7.14.20

The Portland Police Department struggled to contain another night of civil unrest in the city Monday; confirming officers were repeatedly attacked with glass bottles and ball bearings.

“Members of the crowd are still not dispersing despite numerous orders to leave and opportunities to do so,” posted the Department on Twitter. “To those on N Fenwick/Lombard, disperse to the North. This has been declared a riot and you are being ordered to disperse.”

“Some of the items thrown at officers include paint, ball bearings, and glass bottles, which are all criminal acts,” adds the Portland PD.

PORTLAND SPIRALS: Police Tell City Residents ‘Fires Have Been Lit, Leave the Area, It is Not Safe’

posted by Hannity Staff - 6.17.20

The Portland Police Department urged residents to flee sections of the city late Monday night; telling people “fires have been lit, a store was looted, leave the area, it is not safe.”

“A group continues to stay downtown in the streets. One officer was injured after being hit in the head with a large rock. Ofc. transported to hospital. Fires have been lit. A store was looted. Arrests are being made. Leave the area, it is not safe,” posted the Department on social media.

“The crowd is now in the streets near the Pearl District. Traffic may be impacted in the area,” adds the Portland Police.

PORTLAND SPIRALS: Protesters Gather Outside Mayor’s Home, Say $16 Million Cut to Police ‘Not Enough!’

posted by Hannity Staff - 6.18.20

Protesters gathered outside the home of Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Wednesday night after the local leader proposed a $16 million cut to the Police Department’s operating budget for the next year.

“The cuts to the police’s $245 million overall budget were passed by a 3-1 vote, although some protesters had been urging city officials to reduce the department’s spending package for the 2020-2021 fiscal year by up to $50 million. The money saved by eliminating a gun violence reduction team, school resource officers and transit division will now be redirected to social service programs,” reports Fox News.

“Never in my life would I have imagined that we or any government would be able to cut that much significant resources out of a police budget,” Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty said.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Source: Fox News.

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