Portland officials are partly responsible for the fatal shooting of a man after a pro-Trump rally in the city — because of their “hands-off” approach to the turbulent protests which roiled the city, his estate contends in a lawsuit.
Mayor Ted Wheeler, the local district attorney and the city created a “culture of vigilante policing” that led to the murder of Aaron “Jay” Danielson, 39, in August 2020, the $13 million lawsuit filed Friday claims, according to the Oregonian.
Danielson’s shooter, Michael Forest Reinoehl, was working as a volunteer security “officer” for BLM-Antifa at the time.
“We are seeking justice for the preventable death of a young man, gunned down in a city with a dangerous and deadly hands-off approach to public safety. Time and time again, City leadership and law enforcement have failed to find an effective response to clashing groups of protesters,” Christopher L.