Bias Crime Suspect Arrested on Wednesday in Downtown Portland (Photo)

December 19, 2014 14:10

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On Wednesday December 17, 2014, Central Precinct officers arrested 51-year-old Carl Harris at Southwest 4th Avenue and Morrison Street after he spit on a 23-year-old woman after yelling at her and using racially offensive language.

The arresting officers were on foot patrol when they saw Harris screaming profanities at the victim, who was trying to walk away from Harris. Harris continued to scream at her using obscenities and racially offensive language then spit on the victim as she tried to get away from him.

Two officers arrested Harris while another officer contacted the victim, who was very upset and shaken up by the experience. Officers learned that the victim and suspect do not know each other.

Due to the nature of the incident and the racially offensive language, a

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