- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 1, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Portland police launch a new unit Tuesday to focus on what police call low-level crimes along the downtown waterfront: public drunkenness, minor drug deals, public urination and harassment.

KOIN reports (https://bit.ly/QCiGG4 ) officers will patrol on foot, bike, patrol cars, and even all-terrain vehicles.

Central Precinct Commander Bob Day says the new focus on misdemeanor crimes won’t take resources away from more-serious crimes.

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Information from: KOIN-TV, https://www.koin.com/

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