Portland Police Department

Portland Police arrested a 33-year-old protester Monday evening for criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.

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Cumberland County District Attorney Jonathan Sahrbeck says his office will not file any further criminal charges against 32 protesters arrested in June for failure to disperse.

Portland's Mayor and several city councilors are denouncing violent acts against Portland Police officers.

Portland police are investigating after several shots were fired into the department's parking garage Sunday night. 

Following a directive by the Portland City Council, Portland Police and the city manager have released a report on the police response to a large, June 1 protest that ran into the early morning of the following day. The protest followed the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. It was one of a half-dozen largely peaceful protests that took place in the city during that time.

Youth advocates are calling on the Portland School Board to remove police officers from schools. The board will hold a hearing Tuesday evening on a resolution to end the district's contract with the Portland Police Department for two officers at Portland and Deering high schools.

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In a change of agenda Tuesday, a Portland City Council committee reviewed practices and policies of the city's Police Department, such as hiring, use-of-force training and how public complaints are handled.

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Hundreds of Mainers protested the death of George Floyd on Friday. Floyd, a black man from Minnesota, died while in police custody Monday, and his home state has since been embroiled in rioting.

Following a recent spike in the number of overdose deaths in Maine's largest city, Portland Police are reaching out to remind the public that there are resources available to help those at risk.

City of South Portland

The city of Portland is getting a new police chief, and he comes from right next door. 

PORTLAND, Maine - Portland police say a woman who left a suspicious package in the police station lobby has been charged with terrorizing.

The city of Portland has decided to pass on a federal Justice Department grant that provides nearly $70,000 in police funding.

Internal and external reviews of the Portland Police Department are underway after an officer fatally shot a man holding a pellet gun.

The department hasn't identified the officer who shot 22-year-old Chance David Baker on Saturday. He's been placed on administrative leave.

State law requires the Maine Attorney General's office investigate officer-involved shootings.

Portland Police Shoot Man Brandishing Pellet Gun

Feb 19, 2017

A Portland police officer has fatally shot a man brandishing a pellet gun that looked like a rifle yesterday.
 
Police received reports of a man walking through the parking lot of the Union Station Plaza strip mall screaming and pointing a gun at cars shortly after 11 a.m. yesterday. Conflicting reports to police described the gun as a shotgun, rifle or BB gun but was a rifle-style pellet gun with a wooden stock and scope. 
 
The man, 22-year-old Chance David Baker of Portland died at a local hospital.