Judge considers ordering some police to wear body cameras

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge says he’s considering requiring Portland police armed with less-lethal launchers wear body cameras during protests, receive training every six months and explain why they pulled the trigger each time in reports that are made public. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports U.S. District Judge Marco A. Hernandez said he also wants the city to find ways to rotate Rapid Response Team officers for protest assignments so the Police Bureau doesn’t have an operator of a less-lethal weapon on the street “night after night after night.” These ideas are among remedies he’s considering as court sanctions after finding Portland police in contempt of a June order that restricted the use of less-lethal munitions during protests.