Police: Protests in Portland, Oregon have cost $6.2M

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A month of nightly protests in Portland, Oregon has cost the city at least $6.2 million. That sum does not include straight time pay due to officers who were reassigned to the demonstrations from other areas. Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell disclosed the amount in a statement and called it a “staggering sum.” Peaceful demonstrations against racial injustice and police brutality continue to attract hundreds to Portland each night amid national outrage over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. At the same time, Lovell criticized a group of several hundred people who also gather nightly and do damage.