Watchdogs to review conduct of US agents in Portland, DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two government watchdogs say they have opened investigations into the conduct of federal agents responding to unrest in Portland, Oregon, following abuse of power allegations by members of Congress, local officials and the public. The Justice Department watchdog said Thursday that it would investigate use of force allegations in Portland. Its counterpart at the Department of Homeland Security said it would examine whether officers from the agency improperly detained and transported protesters in the city last week. Democrats in Congress cheered the announcement of the investigations.