The headquarters of the Portland Police Association moved
Updated 1:10 PM PT – Friday, June 11, 2021
The Portland Police Association is moving its headquarters again following a year of ongoing vandalism.
On Facebook this week, Executive Director Daryl Turner said neighbors were pleased to have a police union in the area when they first moved in more than six years ago. However, tension erupted into almost overnight chaos as the PPA building became the target of burning and vandalism last summer.
Mobs took to the streets in the death of Daunte Wright, who was fatally shot by police at a traffic stop in Minnesota. As anger grew, Portland fell victim to more than 100 consecutive nights of excitement in the summer of 2020 alone. This later led Turner to believe that having them in place was more harmful than good.
“While our building was the target of vandalism and arson last summer, many times our neighbors helped paint the bad and vulgar graffiti that littered the outside of the walls and picked up trash and trash, “said Turner.
Turner said as the unrest grew, the association felt the community grew more and more threatened. While the new location has not yet been disclosed, the PPA thanked the community and business owners for their support over the past year.