State of emergency in Portland following Chauvin verdict

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland, Oregon, Mayor Ted Wheeler declared a state of emergency in the city to address potential protests following the verdict at the murder trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. In addition, Wheeler said Tuesday that State Police and the National Guard are on standby and will be called in if necessary.  Under the state of the emergency order, the mayor is allowed to implement a curfew, close streets or buildings. The 24-hour order can be extended, if Wheeler deems it to be necessary. Late Tuesday afternoon a Minneapolis jury found Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death.