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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Oregon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 13, 2020

U.S. Marshals Service Investigation Referred to Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General

PORTLAND, Ore.—U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams released the following statement regarding the U.S. Marshals Service use of less-lethal munitions during weekend protests:

“Per U.S. Marshals Service protocols, their internal investigation of this weekend’s incident has now been referred to the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General. We must respectfully decline further comment on this matter.”

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Updated July 13, 2020