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US Portland protester suffers gruesome injury, US Marshals launch investigation: mayor

09:50  13 july  2020
09:50  13 july  2020 Source:   foxnews.com

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Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly said that the protester did not threaten anyone’s safety, describing the shooting as “reckless and inexcusable behavior.” Mayor Ted Wheeler, Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty and Commissioner Amanda Fritz did not immediately respond to requests to comment.

Portland police say protests , riots have cost businesses some M. An individual was trying to break down the door to the Mark O. Hatfield U . S . Courthouse with a hammer when federal officers inside the building responded, police said.

The U.S. Marshals Service is investigating after a protester was badly injured this weekend at a demonstration outside the Portland federal courthouse, the city’s mayor said.

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Ted Wheeler, the Democrat, announced on Twitter late Sunday that he spoke with U.S. Attorney Bill Williams and learned that the agency will be “conducting a full investigation.” He said the incident "should not have happened.

Oregon Public Broadcasting reported that the protester, Donavan LaBella, was struck in the head by what his friends described as an impact munition. Oregonlive reported that he suffered skull fractures and needed surgery.

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  Oregon outrage: Elected officials blast federal authorities grabbing Portland protesters in unmarked cars President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Bar have been criticized for federal law enforcement violently clearing Lafayette Square of people protesting on the heels of George Floyd's killing.The tactics came as federal authorities already were being criticized for shooting a protester in the head with an impact munition on Saturday night outside of Portland's federal courthouse.

We might get some police accountability from the protests , and as icing on the cake, we get at least Their union rules state that officers may only be suspended for 30 days during an investigation Looks like Allentown's mayor knows what accountability looks like. Let's see if we have resulted in the

Raiford write-in campaign for Portland mayor launched . Worker aiding federal execution prep has positive virus test. This appears to be the moment that # Portland protester was struck in the head and suffered a gruesome injury . pic.twitter.com/Na1h5BUaAO.

Graphic video of the aftermath of the incident circulated online that showed a young man bleeding profusely from the mouth and nose, reports said. The 26-year-old’s mother told OPB that her son was out of surgery and responding to doctors.

“He’s had some facial reconstruction surgery,” she said. “They’re just watching him right now.”

The U.S. Marshals Service did not immediately respond to an after-hours email from Fox News seeking comment.

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The mayor had his cell phone switched off, and reportedly had left a message resembling a will. Before his disappearance, Park canceled his appointments for the day, and was reportedly last spotted on Thursday morning by security cameras near a wooded area in the north of the sprawling city, where

International Investigations . The U . S . Marshals Service has been designated by the Department of Justice as the primary agency to apprehend fugitives who are wanted by foreign nations and believed to be in the United States .

The intense protests in the city-- that have gotten violent-- have been taking place for more than a month and a half and city officials appear to be growing tired of the unrest and safety concerns.

“Portland continues to be used as a staging ground for violence night after night,” Wheeler tweeted. “This is causing unprecedented harm to our communities, livelihoods, and Portlanders continue to fear for their safety.  My main concern is this: that the continuing violence will lead to further injuries or even deaths.”

Williams said in a statement earlier this week that U.S. Marshals Service deputies and officers from the Federal Protective Service, Homeland Security Investigations and U.S. Customs and Border Protection have all been on duty protecting the courthouse.

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Protesters began targeting federal facilities in Portland on May 28, and the field office of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement “was targeted by a Molotov Cocktail,” the Associated Press reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

Navy veteran says he was beaten 'like a punching bag' in Portland .
Navy veteran says he was beaten 'like a punching bag' in PortlandPORTLAND (Reuters) - As a U.S. Navy veteran, Chris David said he thought he would be able to talk plainly with federal agents in Portland and ask them why they were using unmarked cars to snatch people off the street during recent protests in the Oregon city.

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