Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday that the federal government had agreed to withdraw its law enforcement officers from Portland, where violent protests have persisted for weeks — but the Department of Homeland Security indicated it would keep its officers on the ground for the time being.
The dueling statements were another twist in the increasingly fractious communications between local and federal officials about the violence in Portland.
In a series of tweets Wednesday morning, Brown said that the Trump administration had “agreed to withdraw federal officers from Portland” starting Thursday and that security of downtown would be left to “our local Oregon State Police officers.”
Our local Oregon State Police officers will be downtown to protect Oregonians’ right to free speech and keep the peace. Let’s center the Black Lives Matter movement’s demands for racial justice and police accountability. It’s time for bold action to reform police practices.
— Governor Kate Brown (@OregonGovBrown) July 29, 2020
But in a statement issued around the same time, acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf said his department “will continue to…
The federal agents who have clashed with protesters in Portland will begin a “phased withdrawal” from the city's downtown area starting Thursday, Oregon 's Democratic Gov. Kate Brown announced.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday that the federal government had agreed to withdraw its law enforcement officers from Portland, where violent protests have persisted for weeks — but the...
After unrest and public outcry over clashes between individuals and law enforcement, there will be a "phased withdrawal" of federal officers from Portland, the Oregon governor announced Wednesday, although there is uncertainty about how quickly that will happen.
But Wolf told reporters that federal officers would not leave Portland "until we are assured that the courthouse and other federal facilities will no longer be attacked nightly and set afire." Wolf...
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced Wednesday that U.S. agents who were sent to protect a federal courthouse in Portland from demonstrators will begin departing on Thursday. "After my discussions with...
Oregon and the federal government have reached a deal for the withdrawal of agents from the anti-racism protests in Portland, according to statements released simultaneously by Gov. Kate Brown and...
Trump attorney general Barr claims feds 'on defence' in Portland In his announcement, acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf characterised the gradual withdrawal in less certain terms, announcing that the...
Federal agents to leave Portland, if conditions improve (Reuters) - Oregon's governor on Wednesday said federal police had agreed to withdraw from Portland, though U.S. officials said agents would...
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