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Portland will reinstate protest response team ahead of 2024 elections

Posted on AllSides March 27th, 2024
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Portland City Council is restoring the police bureau’s protest response team ahead of a polarizing election season, despite some Portlanders’ concerns with how officers treated demonstrators in recent years.

Commissioners on Wednesday unanimously approved a 6% salary raise for officers who sign up for a new “Public Order Team” in the Portland Police Bureau, establishing the new unit in the process. The proposal came from a bargaining agreement made between city attorneys and the Portland Police Association, the union representing rank-and-file officers.

“The letter of agreement before us today is...

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