HE LIED! Portland Police Release Statement – Claim Mayor Wheeler Gave Police Stand Down Order During Violent Protests
On Saturday afternoon Quillette gay Asian journalist Andy Ngo was beaten and robbed by several Antifa attackers at a Portland protest march.
Ngo was later hospitalized Saturday night with a brain bleed following the brutal Antifa attack as he covered dueling left-right demonstrations in Portland, Oregon, Ngo’s attorney Harmeet K. Dhillon said.
Harmeet Dhillon later accused Mayor Ted Wheeler of calling on police to stand down.
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) July 1, 2019
On Monday Mayor Wheeler tweeted Senator Ted Cruz and claimed he never gave a stand down order.
At least get your facts straight. I ordered no such thing.
Could you divert some of those investigation dollars to something that would actually benefit American cities? Infrastructure, affordable housing, mental health services come to mind. https://t.co/btI14p8fkJ
— Mayor Ted Wheeler (@tedwheeler) July 2, 2019
But that isn’t what the Portland Police are saying.
In a statement Monday Portland Police Association President Daryl Turner told local KATU the mayor is preventing police officers from acting.
Mayor Wheeler was also accused of giving police a stand down order when Antifa terrorists were attacking the Portland ICE facility.