Governor seeks review of police protest response in Oregon

Portland police arrest a man during protests, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Portland. The protests, which began over the killing of George Floyd, often result frequent clashes between protesters and law enforcement. (AP Photo/John Locher)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says she has asked law enforcement leaders to review “any alleged incidents” involving their officers during a protest in Portland late Saturday into early Sunday. The governor said in a series of tweets Sunday evening that she’s committed to building trust in the community. Officers were criticized online over the weekend after a news photographer was seen on video being pushed to the ground by an officer. Another video shows an officer apparently deploying a chemical spray in a man’s face. Police had declared an unlawful assembly during the protest, saying objects were thrown at officers. Police also seized bear spray, a baton and a drone in separate stops or arrests.