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Portland jail inmates sue over protest tear gas exposure

Nov. 23, 2020 7:58 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Several people who were in a Portland jail during summer protests against police brutality have filed a civil rights lawsuit over tear gas seeping into jail cells. Theresa Davis, Rashawd Duhart and Robin Lundy filed the class-action suit Monday in federal court on behalf of dozens of...

Oregon governor puts National Guard on standby for election

Nov. 2, 2020 2:55 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Monday put the National Guard on standby for a 48-hour period around Election Day and used her executive authority to activate a unified command of state troopers, sheriff’s deputies and Portland police to handle any protests. Portland has seen near...

Portland, Oregon law enforcement prepare for election unrest

Oct. 29, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Law enforcement officers in Portland, Oregon said Thursday they are prepared for potential unrest on Election Day and beyond in Oregon's largest city and also around the state. Portland has been the site of near-nightly protests against racial injustice and police brutality that have...

Crystal Williams-Coleman, president of the Guardian Civic League, talks to reporters during a press conference, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Philadelphia. Public servants, firefighters, paramedics, emergency responders and a diverse group of law enforcement professionals denounced the Fraternal Order of Police and Local 22 for not listening to the concerns of the dues paying union members when endorsing President Donald J. Trump for re-election. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

Black officers break from unions over Trump endorsements

Oct. 18, 2020 8:17 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police unions nationwide have largely supported President Donald Trump’s reelection, amid mass demonstrations over police brutality and accusations of systemic racism — but a number of Black law enforcement officers are speaking out against these endorsements, saying their...

El presidente Donald Trump y el candidato presidencial demócrata y ex vicepresidente Joe Biden participan en el primer debate presidencial la noche del martes 29 de septiembre de 2020, en Cleveland. (Olivier Douliery/Pool vía AP)

AP FACT CHECK: Distortions from a week of wild disruption

Oct. 3, 2020 10:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis Friday cut short the week's political arguing and even quieted his Twitter account for a time. But the wild presidential debate produced plenty of distortions in the campaign for the election a month away. Here's a review: HEALTH INSURANCE...

Moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News listens as President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate former Vice President Joe Biden participate in the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

AP FACT CHECK: False claims swamp first Trump-Biden debate

Sep. 30, 2020 12:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of fabrications and fear-mongering in a belligerent debate with Joe Biden, at one point claiming the U.S. death toll would have been 10 times higher under the Democrat because he wanted open borders in the pandemic. Biden preached no such thing....

Portland police arrest a man during protests, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Portland. The protests, which began over the killing of George Floyd, often result frequent clashes between protesters and law enforcement. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Governor seeks review of police protest response in Oregon

Sep. 29, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Criticism of the law enforcement response to a protest in Portland late Saturday into early Sunday prompted Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to ask authorities to review “any alleged incidents” involving their officers. The governor said in a series of tweets Sunday evening that...

Portland police detain a man during protests, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Portland. The protests, which began over the killing of George Floyd, often result frequent clashes between protesters and law enforcement. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Arrests in Portland protest follow fairly calm rally

Sep. 27, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

PORTLAND (AP) — Several people in Portland, Oregon, were arrested in anti-police brutality protests that continued into early Sunday, hours after demonstrations ended with few reports of violence. The protests that began Saturday night were declared an unlawful assembly and police began forcing...