State police are leaving the city of Portland two weeks after they had been dispatched to defend a federal courthouse, which has been a target of protests and vandalism.
They are “continually reassessing our resources and the needs of our partner agencies and at this time we are inclined to move those resources back to counties where prosecution of criminal conduct is still a priority,” Capt. Timothy R. Fox told television stations, according to the Associated Press. “Last night was our last night in Portland.”
President Trump sent federal law enforcement to the city to protect federal property in response to the protests, some of which have devolved