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Commissioner Hardesty Calls For Elimination Of Rapid Response Team

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty is calling for the Portland Police Bureau to eliminate the Rapid Response Team.  In a statement, Hardesty says the resignation of the officers on the team makes it a perfect time to make a change.  She has supported disbanding the team prior to the resignations.  Hardesty says now is the opportunity to show what crowd control and de-escalation in policing looks like without the Rapid Response Team.

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