Department of Homeland Security was 'unprepared' for Portland response during summer unrest, watchdog finds

Posted on AllSides April 21st, 2021
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The Trump administration's Department of Homeland Security surged hundreds of federal agents to Portland, Oregon, last summer with incomplete training and missing equipment, a new watchdog report says.

The department's inspector general flagged several major concerns with the deployment of more than 700 officers, including failure to properly train them to police riots and to conduct crowd control operations, raising concerns of increased risk to both officers and the public.
Tensions grew in Portland over the summer after federal officers arrived in the city, which had experienced prolonged and...

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