Portland, Oregon 2021-06-16 11:02:28 –
Use of force by Portland detective Eric Camera is currently under consideration
Portland, Oregon (KOIN) —The Oregon Department of Justice is officially considering the use of Portland detective force in protests, officials said.
Brent Weisberg, a spokesman for the District Attorney’s Office in Multnomah County, confirmed to KOIN 6 that the use of force by detective Eric Camera of the Portland Police Department is currently under consideration by ODOJ. Weissberg said the request for ODOJ’s involvement was made by district attorney Mike Schmidt because of possible conflicts of interest in the office.
Details on the use of force have not been released, but Kammerer was nominated in a lawsuit filed by a Portland resident who was reportedly beaten by police officers last year after being mistaken for a mob. PPB officials have never confirmed Kammerer’s involvement in the case, but residents claim that Kammerer assaulted him.
This happens shortly after news reports that Portland police officials were indicted by a grand jury due to an incident during the riots last summer.
On Tuesday afternoon, Schmidt announced that PPB officer Corey Budworth had been charged with four assaults for using batons on freelance photojournalist during the August 18, 2020 riots.
This is a developing story. KOIN 6 News will provide updates as new information becomes available.
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