Entire Portland Police crowd control team resigns.
Imagine if the entire police department quit en masse.
They’d easily find jobs elsewhere and Portland would be razed to the ground by Antifa and out of control niggers (not black people…..niggers.)
The Portland Police Bureau’s Rapid Response Team, which is primarily responsible for providing public safety at crowd events, consisted of approximately 50 officers, all of whom resigned Wednesday, the bureau announced. The assignment is voluntary and the officers will remain on the force and continue their regular assignments, the bureau said.
The mass resignation comes a day after a grand jury indicted Portland Police Bureau Officer Corey Budworth on one count of fourth-degree assault, a misdemeanor, for what prosecutors allege was an “excessive and unlawful use of force” during a protest in August 2020.
Budworth, who at the time was on the bureau’s Rapid Response Team, is accused of striking a woman in the head with a baton during an Aug. 18, 2020, demonstration outside the Multnomah Building. The indictment marks the first time a Portland police officer has faced prosecution for striking or firing at someone during a protest, according to the Oregonian.
The Portland Police Bureau placed Budworth on administrative leave Tuesday, officials said.
The officers, detectives and sergeants on the Rapid Response Team voted to offer their resignation from the assignment at a meeting Wednesday night, Acting Chief Chris Davis said during a press briefing.
Two law enforcement sources close to the team told ABC News the officers decided the assault charge reflected too much hostility towards their police work, and they did not see a way forward in being members of the team facing sometimes violent protests in downtown Portland.
Davis said the bureau, including the members of the Rapid Response Team, has been under a “tremendous amount of stress” due to the coronavirus pandemic and in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, during which he said Portland saw over 150 nights of “sustained civil unrest.”
“All that being said, as your police bureau, we are committed to providing the community the best service that we can,” Davis said. “This does not mean there will be no response in public order situations. We’ll use the resources that we have.”