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By Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. – A member of the Portland City Council said on Thursday a newspaper report that the commander of the Rapid Response Police Team exchanged friendly text messages with a leader of extreme right protests that rocked the city confirms that there is a collusion between some police and right-wing extremists.
"I am not shocked and surprised by today's reports of Lieutenant Geoff Nia's co-operation with Patriot Prayer Guide Joey Gibson over the text to provide help and support for their martyrdom of hatred," said councilor John Anne Hardy [1
In a report published by the newspaper , Niya tells Gibson, that he does not see the need to arrest his assistant, Tusitala Tózez, who often deals with anti-fascist protesters, even if he has a warrant unless Tuisse commits a new crime
"Just make sure he does not do anything that can "Nia told Gibson on December 9, 2017. Willamette weekly is reported." If there is still a command in the system (I'm not running with you so I personally do not know), the police can arrest him, but not I see the need for arrest on the order, unless there is no reason.
A police spokeswoman said it was not unusual for officers to offer people to join in order not to be arrested on orders, Willamette Week reported.
"In situations of crowd management, it may not be safe or prudent to arrest a person who is entitled at that time, so the arrest can be delayed or followed later." It is not uncommon for officers to give instructions to someone to get involved in a warrant if the issue is not available, "said Lieutenant Tina Jones.
Portland police were accused of a protest last August that they were serious against people injuring some who protested against a rally right demonstrators organized by Gibson.
Hardy and said the "broken police system in Portland"
"This story, like many people who have c before, just confirms what many in the community already knew – there are members of the Portland police who work in secret agreements with right-wing extremists, "she said.