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Chief Day Condemns Violent Behavior During PSU Chief's Medical Emergency

May 24, 2024 16:58


Statement from Chief Bob Day about May 23, 2024 PSU incident:

I’m grateful that Chief Willie Halliburton is recovering from Thursday night’s medical scare. I’ve appreciated his leadership through the recent protest events and value his collaboration and longstanding ties to PPB. All of us at Portland Police sincerely wish him the best in his recovery.

I’d like to address last night’s criminal behavior at the Neuberger Center (RMNC) building, in which police officers were assaulted and harassed, and lifesaving medical care was delayed for Chief Halliburton. It baffles me that these actions are being portrayed as legitimate political protest.

PPB officers responded to assist Portland State University Campus Public Safety Office (CPSO) regarding protesters chaining themselves to the doors and blocking access. PPB formed a line to allow PSU officers room to make appropriate arrests. However, the crowd became extraordinarily hostile and

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