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Oregon Sheriffs Refuse Governor’s Request to Send Deputies to Patrol the Streets of Portland

Two Oregon sheriffs are turning down a request from Governor Kate Brown that they send deputies to Portland to patrol the city, citing the city government’s high tolerance for criminal activity and potential legal liability for standard law enforcement activity.

Sheriff Craig Roberts of Clackamas County and Sheriff Pat Garrett of Roberts and Washington County are both declining to sign up for a program that would involve deploying their deputies to Portland to deter criminal activity from left-wing rioters. Both counties are located in the suburbs of Portland, and their refusal to do the Portland Police’s job all but ensures that city is on its own, having already refused the help of federal law law enforcement.

The same offenders are arrested night after night, only to be released by the court and not charged with a crime by the DA’s Office,” Sheriff Roberts said, citing District Attorney Mike Schmidt’s stated policy of dropping criminal charges against most to all left wing rioters.The next night they are back at it, endangering the lives of law enforcement and the community all over again.

Read the full story from Big League Politics

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