Portland police presentation mocked 'dirty hippy' protesters and encouraged violence

Violent protest in Portland.
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Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) said Friday that the Portland Police Bureau has launched an internal investigation into a training slideshow that included comical descriptions of violence against "dirty hippy" protesters, The New York Times reports. "The Portland Police Bureau must reject the harmful and divisive attitude expressed in that slide," Wheeler said.

Police Chief Chuck Lovell released a statement announcing he had ordered the internal investigation and that the "message on the training presentation slide was contrary to PPB's values and what we are trying to achieve as an organization," CNN reported.

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