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Portland police union chief goes off on city officials: They 'encouraged,' 'enabled'  violence during riots last summer

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Portland Police Association executive director Daryl Turner added that police morale is 'as bad as it's ever been'

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Portland's police union chief blasted city officials over the weekend, arguing they "encouraged and enabled some of the violence" that occurred in the city for more than 150 nights last year, and explaining that the recent resignation of the police unit's riot squad was about far more than just one of their fellow officers being indicted.

When asked point-blank during an interview on Fox News on Sunday, "Do you think that city officials in Portland have your backs?" Portland Police Association executive director Daryl Turner responded, "No, they do not."

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