#1 Portland officer reassigned after Black Lives Matter tweet by Cincinnatus 25.11.2015 13:11


Portland police sources confirmed to KGW the tweet, posted from Officer John Hurlman's personal account, said, "Black Lives Matter is planning to protest at Lloyd Center on black Friday. Oh joy, stuck late again at work to babysit these fools."

Gasp! In the People's Republic of Portland? Hardly. Retribution was swift and sure.

PORTLAND, Ore. – A Portland police officer was reassigned after tweeting about an upcoming protest organized by the groups Black Lives Matter and Don't Shoot Portland.

The police bureau learned about the tweet on Tuesday, according to a news release. The officer deleted the tweet.

“Once I learned of this post, I ordered this officer reassigned to an off-street assignment while this incident is being reviewed by the Professional Standards Division,” said acting Portland Police Chief Donna Henderson. “This post is in no way a reflection on how members of the Portland Police Bureau view these community groups or their peaceful expression of free speech. Just as with any protest or demonstration, police will work to ensure a safe, secure and orderly event for all community members and to minimize disruptions to traffic.

“We understand that tensions are running high across the United States, especially with recent incidents in other cities,” Henderson said. “At the Portland Police Bureau, we are mindful of that and remain committed to building relationships and trust in the community we serve



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