Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, the Democratic leader under fire during his treatment of downtown riot weeks, said the city’s early resolution essentially prohibits any interaction between city police and federal authorities was rushed and since that time has been revised, a report says.
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The Oregonian reported that Wheeler said Wednesday that last month’s resolution missed several “key points,” including the fact that state police were federal deputies to protect federal assets in the city. The new policy allows communication between city police and federal authorities in the city who are normally stationed there, the report said.
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State Police Capt. Timothy R. Fox said Thursday that officers are leaving town after a two-week duty to help defend a federal court that was a target of protesters during the months of conflict near Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse US.
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The state police “are constantly re-evaluating our resources and the needs of our partner agencies and at this time we are inclined to transfer those resources back to counties where prosecuting criminal behavior is still a priority,”; he said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report