Social Justice & Diversity

Portland Held In Contempt of Court’s Police Force Restrictions

Dec. 1, 2020, 7:48 PM

Portland’s police officers who fired less-than-lethal rounds at peaceful protesters earlier this year violated a court order restricting the use of such force and the city now faces sanctions, a federal judge in Oregon said.

In response to the Black Lives Matter protests that followed the killing of George Floyd in May, the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon issued temporary restraining orders on June 9 and 26 that restricted law enforcement’s use of less-than-lethal bullets and chemical irritants during demonstrations throughout the district.

On June 30, a group of 200 to 250 protesters gathered at Peninsula Park...

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