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After weekend of violence, Portland's mayor says he will 'fight for more police officers' – HotAir

After weekend of violence, Portland's mayor says he will 'fight for more police officers' – HotAir
"we do not have adequate resources deployed on our streets"

But the police bureau is down 125 officers in the past year… “And so I will fight for additional resources for the police bureau, I will fight for more police officers and I will fight for more tools and whatever support the police bureau needs to get its job done,” said Wheeler.In response to the ongoing violence, Mayor Wheeler said it was clear police did not have enough resources and vowed to fight for more officers.At 2 am Saturday morning, there was a shooting in downtown Portland.That was only one of four shootings that police responded to within four hours early Saturday morning.

Portland really is the poster city for doing everything wrong when it comes to public safety.“It is obvious from where I sit that we do not have adequate resources deployed on our streets in a proactive way,” said Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler… To try and protect Downtown better, the mayor said they are looking at ways to bring more officers in from surrounding precincts.

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