During the night of devastation, a Portland cop was punched and thrown to the ground.
Unbelievable video footage shows an officer being sucker-punched and thrown to the ground during the latest night of mayhem in troubled Portland, Oregon.
The Oregonian obtained video of a sergeant on a bike being blocked by a protester dressed entirely in black and thrusting a phone in his face Tuesday night.
“F–k you cops!” someone shouts from the crowd as the officer maneuvers the protester out of the way, the two exchanging angry phrases.
As the cop walks away — and a loudspeaker confirms that the gathering was deemed illegal — another member of the large party abruptly winds up and punches him in the face.
As the sergeant crumples to the ground, the attacker jumps on him, prompting other officers to jump in and put an end to the assault.
“Some concentrated blows were used in reaction to the aggressive conduct,” Portland police Sgt. Kevin Allen said of the struggle to apprehend the attacker. “An officer also used pepper spray,” the force said.
The sergeant had "come to rest in a perilous spot, under the suspect and on his back."
The force stated that "this was a very dangerous situation." “At that point, additional officers intervened to put an end to the assault.”
Randy Gray, 36, was charged with attack on a public safety officer, assault in the fourth degree, stalking, disorderly conduct, and criminal mischief, according to police. According to online reports, he was released from the Multnomah County Detention Center on Wednesday.
Portland was shaken by the new night of crime, while demonstrators in the majority of US cities celebrated the landmark prosecution of ex-Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin for George Floyd's murder.
Rather than that, police report that at least 100 people took to the streets of Portland, setting fires, breaking windows, and scrawling graffiti.
Additionally, police arrested a man suspected of breaking up and spray painting the glass of a nearby coffee shop.
Kenneth Harold, 24, was charged with criminal mischief and was arrested with a glass-breaking tool and several cans of spray paint, police said.