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Portland Police, FBI to Increase Presence Downtown this Weekend

July 23, 2021 11:09

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The Portland Police Bureau will be adding resources to the downtown area this weekend following a tragic shooting last Saturday morning in which 18-year-old Makayla Maree Harris was killed and six people were injured.

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 evidence, and immediately follow-up on leads. The FBI will provide investigative support and look for any appropriate nexus to federal crimes.

In addition, during early morning hours, off

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