Gresham Police to Ride MAX

I don’t generally post over the weekend, but as this story keeps evolving…

As reported in the Oregonian, Mayor Shane Bemis of Gresham will detail officers from his city’s police force to ride MAX.

While a TriMet spokesperson is quoted as welcoming the move, the Mayor cites “TriMet’s failure to realize they have issues.”

In breaking news over the weekend, a 71-year-old man was beaten by a youth at a Gresham MAX station. According to the Oregonian, the youth is a suspected gang member and was arrested by Gresham police.

[UPDATE 5:31PM – B.R.]

TriMet has issued a news release today. The text of the release is also posted in the comments, below.

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