• Portland Police Officer: What It's Like To Be A Black Officer Policing

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    KGW NEWS reports: Officer Jakhary Jackson of the Portland Police Bureau
    offers his perspective as a Black officer in the middle of downtown
    Portland's nightly protests.

    "I got to see folks that really do want change, like the rest of us
    that have been impacted by racism," Jackson said about the early days
    of the protests. "And then I got to see those people get faded out by
    people who have no idea what racism is all about, who never experienced racism."

    He said almost invariably every time a person of color tries to speak
    with him while he's on duty at a protest, a white person steps in to

    "It says something when you're at a Black Lives Matter protest and you
    have more minorities on the police side than you do in a violent
    crowd," he said. "And you have white people screaming at Black

    He said he's also disgusted by people calling his white fellow officers racists, without knowing anything about them.

    Jackson was interviewed by Lt. Tina Jones during a press availability
    that also include Police Chief Chuck Lovell.

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