By Associated Press • 

Banned Portland cop works Ferguson protest anyway

PORTLAND — A police officer who was not supposed to work the Ferguson protest in Portland ended up driving the van that took some protesters to jail.

Sgt. Pete Simpson told The Oregonian that Officer Richard Storm worked overtime as custody van diver at Saturday night's demonstration because of limited availability of other officers on the weekend.

Storm was one of three Portland officers who had posted an image of the Portland police badge on personal Facebook pages with the message “I am Darren Wilson” to show support for the Ferguson police officer.

Portland Police Chief Mike Reese called the posts inflammatory and ordered the officers to remove the images of the badge. And, police later said the officers who posted the images would not cover Ferguson demonstrations in the city.


Information from: The Oregonian

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