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‘OPB Politics Now’: Unpacking OPB’s investigation into a fatal shooting by a private security

Since last year, calls for police reform have led to meaningful policy changes in Portland and other cities throughout the country. But less scrutiny has gone to a sector that often crops up when police aren’t around: private security.

In this week’s episode of “OPB Politics Now,” OPB reporters Dirk VanderHart and Rebecca Ellis talk about the killing of a Portland man by an armed security guard who was not licensed to carry a gun, and what it can tell us about how private entities have responded to the outcry for police reform.

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