Portland Police officer spouse calls treatment of officers ‘disgraceful’

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Letter claiming to be from a police officer’s spouse called the treatment of Portland Police “disgraceful.”

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – The nightly protests in Portland are approaching nearly 50 days, and since the beginning, police have worked the marches, protests and violent riots. Now, a letter claiming to be from a police officer’s spouse has been sent to Mayor Ted Wheeler and city commissioners. The letter said more than 100 other police spouses agreed with the message. The author of the letter, which was not signed, called the treatment of Portland Police “disgraceful.”

Portland Police officer spouse calls treatment of officers 'disgraceful'

It also said “The Families of Portland Police are calling on city leadership to allow PPB to do their jobs and restore order to the city. City leadership should also condemn the continued abuse and extensive harm against Portland Police officers.” The letter continues saying that officers lives have been endangered as fireworks, rocks, bricks and other objects have been thrown at them by protesters.

The City of Portland has tied the hands of officers and is not allowing them to protect themselves – Police officer's spouse Click To Tweet

Police Officer’s Spouse Tells Portland City Council The Truth

The spouse said, “The City of Portland has tied the hands of officers and is not allowing them to protect themselves. City leadership is forcing officers to endure predictable and repeated verbal, emotional and physical abuse … The complete lack of respect, dehumanization and gross mischaracterization of the men and women behind the badge is disgraceful.”

It says something when you’re at a Black Lives Matter protest and you have more minorities on the police side than you have in a violent crowd – Officer Jakhary Jackson Click To Tweet

The bureau itself is highlighting what it’s like for black officers to stand the lines during protesting and rioting. In a podcast shared online Tuesday, Officer Jakhary Jackson talked about his experience. “It’s been very eye-opening,” Johnson said. “It says something when you’re at a Black Lives Matter protest and you have more minorities on the police side than you have in a violent crowd. And you have white people screaming at black officers, you have the biggest nose I’ve ever seen.”

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