Salem police chief apologizes after video sparks complaints

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The police chief in Salem, Oregon, has apologized after video showed one of the city’s police officers speaking with armed men about curfews that critics say shows authorities treated the men with weapons differently than other protesters. Like other cities, Oregon’s capital instituted evening curfews during protests over the killing of George Floyd. In the video a Salem police officer tells the armed group to get off the sidewalks before police start enforcing the curfew. He said they needed to leave the sidewalk but could be inside a business or inside their vehicles so “it doesn’t look like we are playing favorites.”   Salem Police Chief Jerry Moore said he understands that some people feel authorities were holding certain groups to different standards.