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City Sets March 30 Showdown Over Joint Terrorism Task Force

Setting the stage for a likely confrontation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Attorney, Mayor Tom Potter and Commissioner Randy Leonard this afternoon officially filed their resolution requiring full local oversight over Portland Police Bureau personnel assigned to inter-governmental groups such as the Joint Terrorism Task Force. At a news conference held in Council Chambers, the two co-sponsors explained the intent of their resolution. They were flanked by Commissioner Erik Sten and Commissioner Sam Adams, apparently signalling the support of a clear majority on City Council. That support would appear to indicate likely adoption of the resolution, which requires only a simple majority — three members — to be approved by Council, and will be heard next Wednesday evening at a special session called for 6:00 PM. Mayor Potter Full Story

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