After one of the Portland Rapid Response Team did his job during a prior riot and used his baton to end resistance to arrest, he was indicted.
Now, with another riot scheduled for tonight, the entire Rapid Response Team has resigned. (They are still going to be regular patrol officers, but have resigned from the voluntary extra duty and extra pay of being on the Riot Squad).
After all, who wants to take a job where you will be indicted if you do it?
Tim Pool’s take on it (Comes after the story of an Atlanta Suburb ‘seceding’ from Atlanta due to Woke Policing Policies):
Portland riots: Police crowd-control team resigns after officer indicted
Every member of a police crowd-control unit in the US city of Portland has resigned after one of its officers was indicted on an assault charge.
The charge stemmed from violent anti-racism protests that rocked the city, in the state of Oregon, last year.
Prosecutors allege the officer used “excessive and unlawful use of force” against a protester in August 2020.
But Portland’s police union described the decision to prosecute the officer as “politically driven”.
The crowd-control unit, known as the Rapid Response Team (RRT), is comprised of about 50 police officers. They serve in the team voluntarily and are deployed during events such as riots, large-scale searches or disaster situations.
In a statement, Portland police said members had “left their voluntary positions and no longer comprise a team”. It said the officers would continue in their regular assignments.
It will be an interesting time in Portland in the next few weeks… Maybe it’s time to tune in to “Portland Andy” again and watch the streets live…
“When you need the riot squad in minutes, and they are only months away”…