Published On: Fri, Jun 25th, 2021

Police Car Thrashed and Officer Pepper Sprayed by Portland Rioters After Police Involved Shooting

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An officer was pepper-sprayed and at least one police vehicle was damaged by a group of people protesting over the death of a man who perished as a result of a police-involved shooting in Portland, Oregon, officials said. Police received a call on Thursday evening to perform a welfare check on a white male reported to be wearing all black in a motel. When authorities arrived, they found the man, and a shooting took place. The man was then taken to a hospital and passed away in spite of life-saving efforts, police said. “We are early in this investigation. Preliminary information suggests our officer encountered a very difficult and dynamic situation that no officer wants to face,” said Chief Chuck Lovell, who was on the scene. “I want to thank all our members who responded to the scene as well as those who were out taking emergency calls in the …

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