Hold Police Accountable For Their Unjust Actions

Target: Ted Wheeler, Mayor of Portland, Oregon

Goal: Hold Portland Police accountable for making mass arrests without just cause.

Police officers in Portland, Oregon have been found guilty of “kettling” when they arrested 400 citizens involved in a counter-protest last June during a far-right rally. “Kettling” is a practice where officers surround and proceed to arrest a large group of protesters, though there is little specific case of these counter-protesters committing wrongdoing. Despite this, the city of Portland has not chosen any repercussions against the officers involved.

After dozens of civil complaints were filed by citizens involved in the arrest, the city of Portland found that the officers were not operating within their legal bounds. An investigation into the police department found several examples of the officers acting outside of their jurisdiction, yet the mayor has not laid out any plan to penalize the officers involved. Sign the petition below to tell Portland mayor Ted Wheeler that police need to be held accountable for their unjust actions.


Dear Mayor Wheeler,

As the leader of the city of Portland, you take on responsibility of any actions made by the city. When your city’s police force decided to arrest 400 people in a mass roundup, their fate became your responsibility.

When you decided to remain silent after an investigation proved the police force to be guilty of acting outside of their jurisdiction, you told Portland’s citizens that you don’t care about their safety or First Amendment rights. We the people demand that you penalize, punish, and scrutinize the officers who thought treating protesters like cattle was a smart idea. We demand that you do better for the city and for its people.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Joe Frazier

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  1. Robert Ortiz says:

    They are not above the law or beyond reproach. They need to follow the same rules and laws as the people whose tax dollars pay their salaries!

  2. Gigi Middlebrook says:

    This current administration encourages the police and they don’t care. I miss President Obama every day because of the current administration and what they are doing to our country. I say impeach them all.

  3. Most police are right-wingers anyway what do you expect.

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