How Portland leaders fumbled through a historic year of disorder, violence and despair

As Portland’s public safety system teetered in 2021, the city’s elected leaders confronted a pair of urgent — and sometimes conflicting — challenges.

The first: Answer to calls born out of months of protests and social unrest to reform Portland’s police force and reimagine how the city protects its residents and promotes their well-being.

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