3 Portland officers on desk duty over misconduct allegations

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — City officials say at least three Portland police officers have been removed from patrol and protest duties while investigations proceed into whether they engaged in misconduct against protesters. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Wheeler ordered officers be placed on administrative duty starting last week, including one seen on video tackling and repeatedly punching a protester in the face. Wheeler’s chief of staff Kristin Dennis said she didn’t know exactly how many officers are on desk duty. Additionally, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday that nine protesters have been charged in connection with alleged criminal activity during the protests.