State police pull troopers out of Portland protest coverage, return them to regular assignments
Updated Aug 13, 2020; Posted Aug 13, 2020
77th night of Portland protests returns to downtown Justice Center
By Maxine Bernstein | The Oregonian/OregonLive
Oregon State Police on Thursday pulled out the approximately 100 troopers helping both federal officers and Portland police in responding to nightly protests in the city that have often ended in confrontations with demonstrators and arrests.
State police committed to two weeks “and that two weeks ended today,” said spokesman Capt. Timothy R. Fox.
“We’re in a county that’s not going to prosecute this criminal behavior,” Fox added.