Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) announced Wednesday that the Trump administration has agreed to begin withdrawing federal tactical teams from Portland, Ore., which for weeks has been the site of violent clashes between officers and protesters.
Brown said in a statement that an agreement for federal agents to leave the city was reached following discussions with administration officials including Vice President Pence. She said that officers from Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement would begin their withdrawal on Thursday.
“These federal officers have acted as an occupying force, refused accountability, and brought violence and strife to our community,” Brown said.