Portland police pay reporters for injuries suffered during protest

Portland is on the hook for a $55,000 payout to two journalists who claim they suffered injuries at the hands of police during Black Lives Matter protests in 2020. Both reporters were contributors to Village Portland and KBOO Community Radio and were arrested while live-streaming a protest. One of the reporters, Cory Elia, said the police tactics violated the First Amendment and mounted “an attack on the public’s right to be informed of the injustices happening in their own community at the hands of those who are sworn to ‘protect and serve.'” (The Oregonian, July 20, 2022, by Savannah Eadens)

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