Federal prosecutors have dismissed over one-third of cases from the violent AntiFa and Black Lives Matter riots occurring in Portland last summer.
“KGW reviewed federal court records and found 31 of the 90 protest cases have been dismissed by the U.S. Department of Justice, including a mix of misdemeanor and felony charges,” a local news outlet revealed.
More than half of the cases dropped were “dismissed with prejudice,” which means the case can’t be brought back to court, and at least 11 of the dismissals occurred on or after the inauguration of President Joe Biden.
And some of the cases dropped involve felony charges of assault of a federal officer.
“Several people closely involved with the protest cases, who asked not to be identified, said they expect many more federal charges to be dismissed soon,” KGW adds.