Three Portlanders Charged with Civil Disorder After Assaulting Local Police Officers
PORTLAND, Ore.—In separate criminal cases, three Portland residents have been charged with civil disorder for crimes committed during declared civil disturbances in Portland, announced U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams.
William Grant Reuland, 24, is charged with civil disorder after assaulting police officers with a high-powered laser on June 13 and 14, 2020; Alexandra Eutin, 24, is charged with civil disorder after striking a police officer with a wooden shield on July 16, 2020; and Pedro Aldo Ramos, Jr., 20, is charged with civil disorder after punching a female police officer in the face on August 24, 2020.
U.S. v. Reuland
According to court documents, at approximately 10:00 p.m. on June 13, 2020, a civil disturbance was declared when a crowd gathered around the Multnomah County Justice Center in downtown Portland. A Portland Police Bureau (PPB) officer watching the crowd from the roof of the Justice Center observed two individuals, one later identified as Reuland, allegedly standing in the middle of the street and repeatedly hitting several officers in the face with high-powered lasers.
The officer moved to a lower floor and was able to photograph Reuland. The officer kept track of Reuland as the crowd was dispersed. In the early morning hours of June 14, 2020, Reuland joined a group of individuals marching from the Justice Center to Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s personal residence. Reuland was observed shining a laser at the Mayor’s residence and at other homes in the neighborhood. The officer who originally spotted Reuland with the laser, tracked his location until Reuland was contacted by other officers and taken into custody for assaulting a public safety officer. He was later released by state authorities.
On September 4, 2020, U.S. Marshals Service deputies arrested Reuland at his residence in northwest Portland.
U.S. v. Eutin
At approximately 11:45 p.m. on July 16, 2020, an unlawful assembly was declared after several people in a large crowd gathered near PPB’s southeast precinct on East Burnside Street in Portland began throwing rocks, bottles, and other hard objects and pointing high-powered lasers at officers. The group blocked traffic and ignored warnings to disperse.
Eutin is alleged to have used a wooden shield and hoses to strike a PPB officer in the head while he was attempting to arrest another individual. A second officer arrested Eutin for assaulting a public safety officer, and she was later released.
On September 6, 2020, Homeland Security Investigations special agents arrested Eutin at her residence in southeast Portland.
U.S. v. Ramos
At approximately 10:20 p.m. on August 23, 2020, an unlawful assembly was declared after several people in a large crowd gathered near PPB’s north precinct on Northeast Emerson Street in Portland began throwing chunks of ceramic, rocks, and glass bottles at officers. The group blocked traffic and ignored warnings to disperse. Shortly thereafter, the gathering was declared a riot due to ongoing criminal behavior.
At around the same time, Ramos is alleged to have grabbed a PPB officer by her vest while she was arresting another individual and pull her away from the arrestee. Ramos then punched the officer in the side of her face. He was arrested for assaulting a public safety officer and later released.
On September 8, 2020, Ramos turned himself in to the U.S. Marshals Service.
Reuland, Eutin, and Ramos made their initial appearances in federal court today before a U.S. Magistrate Judge. All were released pending further court proceedings. If convicted, the three face a maximum sentence of five years in federal prison.
These cases were investigated by the FBI with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service and Homeland Security Investigations. They are being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon.
A criminal complaint is only an accusation of a crime, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
To help identify actors who are actively instigating violence in the city of Portland, the FBI is accepting tips and digital media depicting violent encounters during demonstrations. If you have witnessed unlawful violent actions, we urge you to submit any information, photos, or videos that could be relevant to investigations at fbi.gov/PDviolence. You may also call 1-800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324) to verbally report tips.