FAST FIVE: Portland Police Union President Says City Is "On The Precipice Of A Gang War"

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We are on the precipice of a gang war,” said Daryl Turner, head of the Portland Police Association.

Police in the state's largest city had responded to 357 shootings as of May 9, an increase of over 100 percent from the same time period the year prior.

The office did not respond to an inquiry.

Nike Green, the office's director, last month called the jump in shootings “a public health crisis.” Green said the office was using “data, research, and evidence-based practices to prioritize partnerships designed to interrupt cycles of gun violence,” such as programs with violence interrupters, who seek to stop shootings before they happen.

Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, a Democrat, said in a statement that she appreciated the budget not adding “ongoing funds back into the Portland Police Bureau after council reallocated money from the bureau into the Portland Street Response and other community investments last year.” Tyler Durden Sat, 05/15/2021 – 21:30.

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