Portland: protesters arrested on non-violent charges won’t be prosecuted | The Guardian

People arrested since late May on non-violent misdemeanor charges during protests in Oregon won’t be prosecuted, local attorney general saysPeople who have been arrested since late May on non-violent misdemeanor charges during protests taking place in Oregon’s largest city for more than 70 days won’t be prosecuted.The new policy announced Tuesday recognizes the outrage and frustration over a history of racial injustice that has led to sustained, often violent protest in Portland as well as the more practical realities of the court system, which is running more than two months behind in processing cases because of Covid-19, Multnomah county district attorney Mike Schmidt said. Continue reading…

People arrested since late May on non-violent misdemeanor charges during protests in Oregon won’t be prosecuted, local attorney general says

People who have been arrested since late May on non-violent misdemeanor charges during protests taking place in Oregon’s largest city for more than 70 days won’t be prosecuted.

The new policy announced Tuesday recognizes the outrage and frustration over a history of racial injustice that has led to sustained, often violent protest in Portland as well as the more practical realities of the court system, which is running more than two months behind in processing cases because of Covid-19, Multnomah county district attorney Mike Schmidt said.

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