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The Oregonian: Portland police, cops nationwide promote social distancing message ahead of holiday

Friday, April 10, 2020  
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Portland’s police force and many others around the nation are bracing for a holiday weekend and a forecast of beautiful spring weather in many states that will tax their ability to promote proper social distancing.

Portland Police Chief Jami Resch took to video to issue another plea to the public to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

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Law enforcement leaders discussed the challenges of policing during the coronavirus during a webinar this week hosted by the Council on Criminal Justice, a nonpartisan research organization.

All agreed they’re in uncharted territory, trying to protect their officers from infection yet continuing to respond to life-threatening emergency calls.

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