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Not Enough Portland Police Officers Volunteering For New Specialty Team To Target Gun Violence

(Portland, OR) -- Portland Police are hitting a roadblock in launching their new specialty unit to combat increasing gun violence in the city. Mainly, the department says, they don't have the officers to staff the team. Back in May, when the city approved the Focused Intervention Team without approving any additional funding, not enough officers volunteered to fill the 14-person unit. Last year, city leaders disbanded the gun violence reduction team on account of racial bias.

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