Protesters Interrupt Police Swearing-In Ceremony

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Thu, 07/27/2017 - 5:00pm to 5:15pm

This morning, the Portland Police Bureau swore in 13 new officers and two professional staff at the downtown Portland Building. The ceremony was interrupted briefly by protesters who called out the police, and Chief Mike Marshman in particular, for failing to prevent seven deaths on the street during the winter, and for the killings of two young black men this year alone, as well as ongoing problems with police oversight and treatment of demontstrators.

KBOO reporter Sam Bouman spoke with one of the protesters, Mimi German, who described the scene this morning and what motivates them to take action. 

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