ACLU to sue city, officers over ‘kettle’ at protest

Three ACLU clients were detained in a police 'kettle' on June 4, 2017

A police officer in riot gear grabs a protester during opposing rallies in downtown Portland, June 4, 2017. (Portland Tribune)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon plans to file a lawsuit against the City of Portland and Portland police officers over “kettling” of protesters during a June 4 rally downtown.

The ACLU said the lawsuit is on behalf of 3 clients who were detained during the protest in what they call a “mass detention” of protesters.

Videos from the June 4 protests 

Fourteen people were arrested during the protest involving thousands of pro-Trump and counter protesters that was largely peaceful.

In response to that day’s events, Mayor Wheeler told KOIN 6 News he was “grateful that there were no reports of major injuries and that arrests were minimal.”

The ACLU is holding a press conference Wednesday at 11 a.m. to discuss the details.

Mugshots for 11 of the 14 people arrested during opposing rallies in downtown Portland, June 4, 2017. (MCSO)