Three Portland residents have been charged with civil disorder for assaulting police officers during riots in Portland, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Tuesday.
William Grant Reuland, 24, Alexandra Eutin, 24, and Pedro Aldo Ramos Jr, 24, all assaulted police officers during separate riots, the DOJ said in a press release.
A civil disturbance was declared June 13 at the Multnomah County Justice Center, where Reuland was seen by police repeatedly shining high-powered lasers into the eyes of multiple police officers. Reuland was tracked by police, arrested that same night, and later released. (RELATED: One Person Shot Dead In Portland After Clash Between Pro-Trump Caravan And BLM Counter-Protesters)
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Reuland was arrested September 4 at his Portland home by U.S. Marshals Service deputies.
Eutin is accused of using a wooden shield and hoses to hit a Portland police officer in the head while he was attempting to arrest someone on the night of July 16, when an unlawful assembly was declared. Rioters threw rocks, bottles, and other objects at officers, and also used high-powered lasers to shine into their eyes, the DOJ said.
Eutin was arrested on the night of July 16 and later released. She was arrested at her home September 6 by Homeland Security Investigations special agents.
During another unlawful assembly August 23, Ramos allegedly grabbed a police officer by her vest and punched her in the face while she was attempting to make an arrest. Ramos was arrested and later released. He turned himself in to the U.S. Marshals Service September 8.
All 3 suspects appeared in federal court Tuesday and were released pending further proceedings, according to the DOJ. If convicted, they face up to 5 years in federal prison.