Oregon’s Justice Department filed suit on Friday against several federal agencies that have detained and injured protesters in an effort to contain protests in Portland and other areas that damaged federal property and injured police officers.
U.S. Marshals Service, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Federal Protective Service are all named in the suit. The ACLU is also filing its own suit against the agencies.
Oregon’s DOJ is seeking a temporary restraining order against the agencies to prevent them from arresting and detaining any protesters in the state while the suit is being decided.
The state agency is also investigating the case of Donavan LaBella, a protester who was shot in the head last week, because all munitions are supposed to be aimed below the waist.
It seems to me that the lawsuits don’t address federal agencies’ rights to protect federal property that is being vandalized and destroyed by the protesters, but I guess we will see what happens.
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