Oregon hospital makes changes after Black patient’s arrest

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A hospital in Portland, Oregon said it is changing security protocols after a Black patient accused of trespassing was held by security last week. The Oregonian/Oregon Live reports that Legacy Health says security officers will no longer handcuff or arrest potential trespassers in non-violent situations at its medical centers. Initial reports indicate the woman was a patient in Legacy Emanuel Medical Center’s emergency room who had refused to leave being discharged because she said she hadn’t gotten back all of her belongings. The woman was then held on Thursday for about an hour while Portland police were called.