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Gun Violence Prevention Effort Brings Together Coalition

May 14, 2021 20:21

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A coalition of law enforcement and non-law enforcement partners are collaborating in an effort to quell the gun violence public health crisis in Portland.

The Portland Police Bureau is collaborating with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Portland office, the Portland Office of Violence Prevention (OVP), and the Multnomah County District Attorney?s office for a special effort this weekend.

The Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) will have investigators on duty and in uniform and working with FBI Agents throughout the weekend. They?ll act as a high visibility presence in the community, aimed at deterring those who are considering committing crimes. They will coordinate with on scene supervisors to respond to shootings, gather information, witness statements, and evid

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