PM: In the latest example of federal authorities ramping up efforts to hold Portland rioters accountable, a 29-year-old woman was arrested and federally charged for allegedly punching a Portland cop in the face during a riot in July.
According to Justice Department court documents, Laurielle Yvette Aviles, of Portland, assaulted a police officer in an attempt to de-arrest a fellow rioter on July 3. She was charged at the time by Portland Police and was released on her own recognizance. The Multnomah County District Attorney’s office announced this week that Aviles is charged with one count of felony riot, one count of attempted assault of a public safety officer, one count of resisting arrest and one count of interfering with a peace officer. Following an FBI investigation, she now also has a felony civil disorder charge. more here