Lawyer pepper-sprayed by Portland mayor apologizes

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A lawyer who Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler blasted with pepper spray after the man aggressively confronted him on Sunday has released a statement expressing remorse. He said Wednesday he wanted to patch things up with the mayor as well as the partners at his downtown firm. Police say Wheeler pepper-sprayed Cadonau after the lawyer videotaped him and a former mayor leaving a restaurant. According to the police report, Wheeler and Sam Adams, who served as Portland mayor from 2009 to 2013, had been dining in a tented area. Wheeler told police a man approached him and accused him of dining without wearing a mask.