Jamie Rich, commander of Portland, Oregon, announced her resignation and asked Chuck Lovell, an African-American officer, to replace her.
I listened, and you and our community have told us: Show us the change … It starts with confidence,” German news agency quoted Risch as saying. This change in leadership comes from my heart.”
The announcement comes amid growing criticism of the feathers dealing with the protests and unrest that rocked the largest city in Oregon within a nationwide movement sparked by the death of black American citizen George Floyd at the hands of a white policeman.
And feathers took over that position only six months ago.
I felt that if I could, if only to a small degree, be the start of some recovery for society, I should have accepted that,” the Oregonian newspaper quoted Lovell as saying at a press conference.
Police departments across the country faced turmoil, as Floyd’s death sparked criticism for what he described as “police brutality” toward African Americans.