Portland, Oregon 2021-04-30 18:46:45 –
KOIN, Oregon — A member of the Oregon Legislature, who was caught in a camera opening the door to the right-wing opposition in the State Capitol in December, is being held criminally liable in this case.
According to court records submitted by the Marion District Attorney’s Office, state legislator Mike Niaman (R-Independence) was charged with one official offense and two criminal trespasses. Both are misdemeanors.
Oregon State Capitol Surveillance Video December 21 protest Niaman showed how to leave the building during a special legislative session to address COVID-19 related issues and allow right-wing protesters inside the building. Four people were arrested that day.
Once inside the building, protesters clashed with Oregon police soldiers, the video shows. Video surveillance outside the building Niaman has shown that he will walk around the Oregon State Capitol building and then re-enter.
Nearman was stripped of his commission duties In January, during the investigation, Speaker of the House Tina Cotec also called for resignation.
According to court documents, he will be prosecuted and prosecuted on May 11.
KOIN 6 News contacted Nearman for comment on the allegations. In January KOIN6 News Media Partner Pamplin Media Group Niaman defended his actions and reported that he called for “a due process, not the mob’s justice that Chairman Cotec is submitting to me.”
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