The Office of the Attorney General of the State of Oregon filed a complaint against the U.S. government earlier this Saturday, which confirmed a number of extrajudicial arrests that have been made over the past two days by people in military uniforms in vans without proof of order from the Department of Security were registered within.
The complaint filed by Prosecutor Ellen Rosenblum is directed not only against the department temporarily headed by Chad Wolf, Donald Trump’s elected President, but also against the United States Marshal Service and other federal agencies.
“The current escalation of fear and violence in downtown Portland is fueled by federal law enforcement measures that are completely unnecessary and out of place in Oregon,” said the prosecutor’s press release. “This tactic has to end,” he added.
In addition, both his office and Multnomah’s district attorney will launch a new state criminal investigation into the violations of Donavan LaBella, a 26-year-old protester who was shot in the head by federal agents with non-lethal ammunition on July 11 without provocation.