Judge finding Portland in contempt seeks practical remedies

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge who found the city of Portland in contempt of his restrictions on police use of less-lethal impact munitions during protests said he wants to issue “practical remedies as opposed to punitive” ones to help the city avoid repeating the violations. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports U.S. District Judge Marco A. Hernandez has set a hearing for Jan. 8 to hear arguments before determining what those remedies will be. He said he wants to make sure police avoid using munitions against people who aren’t being actively aggressive toward them. On June 26, the judge barred police from using less-lethal launchers and pepper spray on people engaged in passive resistance.