PPB Investigates Officer's Social Media Post

November 24, 2015 16:44

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On Tuesday, November 24, 2015, senior leadership of the Portland Police Bureau learned of a Twitter message posted by a Portland Police Officer regarding an upcoming Black Lives Matter/Don't Shoot Portland protest. The post was taken down voluntarily by the officer, but has been retweeted.

"Once I learned of this post, I ordered this officer reassigned to an off-street assignment while this incident is being reviewed by the Professional Standards Division," said Acting Chief Donna Henderson. "This post is in no way a reflection on how members of the Portland Police Bureau view these community groups or their peaceful expression of free speech. Just as with any protest or demonstration, police will work to ensure a safe, secure and orderly event for all community members and to minimize d

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