Portland Police’s entire riot squad has resigned after a cop was indicted for striking an “activist photographer” who they insist was a rioter with a baton.
Per DailyMail “The resignations were effective immediately, according to the Portland Police Bureau, and come after the indictment on Tuesday of Officer Corey Budworth, for assault during and incident in which he allegedly struck photographer Teri Jacobs in the head during a riot last August. ”
The Portland Police Association said in a statement Tuesday ‘Unfortunately, this decorated public servant has been caught in the crossfire of agenda-driven city leaders and a politicized criminal justice system.”
“Video of the incident was shared on social media, in which Budworth appears to push the photographer, who has been identified as Jacobs, an activist, and then striking her in the head with his baton.
Jacobs says she was attacked despite carrying a press card. She was not charged with any crime, and received a $50,000 settlement from the City of Portland as a result of the baton strike. Cops have continued to insist she was part of a riot which set the a government building alight with a petrol bomb,” the report adds.
DEVELOPING: A Portland Police officer is facing criminal charges. Video from a protest-turned-riot in August shows Officer Corey Budworth hitting a woman with his baton. @KATUNews #LiveOnK2 pic.twitter.com/RVXRlQ8Wrz
— Nikki Torres (@NikkiTorresTV) June 16, 2021