Arrested Portland Protesters Won’t Face Charges Under Revised Policy

Protesters demonstrate as the Minnehaha Lake Wine & Spirits store burns. MUST CREDIT: Photo by Joshua Lott for The Washington Post.

Hundreds of protesters in Portland who were arrested in the past 80 days of demonstrations will not face any charges, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced Tuesday.

“The protesters are angry … and deeply frustrated with what they perceive to be structural inequities in our basic social fabric, and this frustration can escalate to levels that violate the law,” Schmidt said. “This policy acknowledges that centuries of disparate treatment of our black and brown communities have left deep wounds and that the healing process will not be easy or quick.”

The policy drops charges against people who were arrested for interfering with a peace officer or parole and probation officer, disorderly conduct, criminal trespass, escape, harassment and riot — unless they were accompanied by some other charge of physical violence or property damage.

Read more at Fox News. 



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here