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Police Presence To Increase In Downtown Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. – After last Saturday’s mass shooting that left 18-year-old Makayla Harris dead and six others shot, there will be more police in Downtown Portland this weekend.

Portland Police’s Enhanced Community Safety Team will have investigators on duty and will work with the FBI to provide more of a presence.

Officers from the North and East Precincts will also be reassigned to the downtown area to help.

Downtown Portland will also be home to a series of concerts and events this weekend.

“Last week’s tragic shooting reverberated throughout the community,” said Chief Chuck Lovell. “We are seeing almost nightly gun violence, but as things open up, we want people to feel safe, as they come downtown and gather in the Entertainment District. We are trying to use our resources effectively in order to accomplish this while also responding to 911 calls.


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