According to new data out of Portland, the city’s police department spent $6.9 million between June and July to pay officers for overtime hours spent protecting residents amid ongoing rioting and looting in the city’s streets. This reportedly marks a 200-percent increase from overtime pay last year during the same time period.
Mayor Ted Wheeler
The mayor of Portland is planning to move as soon as the riots outside his condo cease. In an email, Ted Wheeler told the other tenants of his Pearl District condo he would be vacating the space to find a new place to live.
On Sunday, Democrat Mayor Ted Wheeler gave an update on the recent clashes in his city. During the press briefing, he was quick to blame President Trump for the ongoing violence.
Protesters in Portland locked themselves in the lobby of Democrat Mayor Ted Wheeler’s condominium complex on Friday night. According to reports, an estimated 10 demonstrators remained in the building as several others gathered outside.