PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – The Department of Homeland Security is one of several groups now being sued by Oregon’s attorney general.
Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is suing the DHS, U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Federal Protection Service, accusing their agents of unlawful law enforcement.
Rosenblum says they’re violating the civil rights of Oregonians by seizing and holding people without probable cause.
She also filed a motion for a temporary restraining order, which if granted, would immediately stop federal officers from unlawfully detaining Oregonians.
Rosenblum said in part, “The federal administration has chosen Portland to use their scare tactics to stop our residents from protesting police brutality and from supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Every American should be repulsed when they see this happening. If this can happen here in Portland, it can happen anywhere.”
Her office is also launching a criminal investigation into reports of a protester being badly hurt by a federal officer.
The protester was injured outside the Justice Center last week.
His mother tells FOX 12 that her son was shot in the forehead and some of his optical bones are shattered. He may also possibly have brain injuries, but he should survive.
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