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#democratviolence #democratriots Police name suspect in brutal Portland truck assault caught on video; manhunt underway The Portland Police on Tuesday "positively identified" 25-year-old Marquise Love, who goes by Keese Love, as the suspect who delivered a brutal from-behind kick to the head of a man in Portland, seriously injuring him, in an attack caught on video that subsequently went viral on social media. The victim had been forced to sit on the ground after crashing his truck in an attempt to flee the rioters and then being beaten by numerous individuals. While he was sitting on the ground, Love is allegedly the man who ran up behind him and kicked him in the head, knocking him unconscious and smashing his head into the pavement. The victim was reportedly attempting to help a transgender person who had been robbed by the rioters when he was initially set upon and assaulted. Full press release from the Portland Police: * * * Yesterday, the Portland Police Bureau (PPB) began investigation of an assault that occurred in the downtown area where an adult male associated to a white pick-up truck was violently assaulted. Investigators positively identified the suspect as 25 year-old Marquise Love. Investigators made attempts to contact Love but could not locate him. Investigators have left messages for Love to turn himself in but will continue to look for him as there is probable cause for his arrest. PPB Investigators have been made aware of attempts by members of the public to contact Love after possible personal information was posted online. Investigators urge the public to not do this as it can be dangerous. Also, the information circulating on social media is not always accurate. Other reports around social media claim that the victim in this case is not recovering or has succumbed to the injuries. These reports are false. The victim has been released from the hospital and is recovering. Investigators are still trying to locate a transgender female who had some of her things stolen in the area of Southwest Taylor and 4th Ave, the location where this incident began. That person has not been contacted and their identity is unknown. Investigators would like to speak to this person. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective Brent Christensen at 503-823-2087 or at Brent.Christensen@portlandoregon.gov. PPB understands the high public interest in cases such as these. The release of information may not be as timely as the public would like. Social media platforms make it quick to circulate information but investigators often need to make other connections not seen in videos. Investigators need to protect the integrity of the cases they are assigned in order to present the best case to prosecutors and sometimes an early release of unverified information can hinder that process. "The Portland Police Bureau is taking this assault and other incidents of violence extremely seriously," said Chief Lovell. "Our Detectives continue to investigate this assault as well as other acts of violence directed toward protestors, but we need more than just videos from social media. In order to hold individuals responsible for criminal acts, we need the public to provide information and refrain from tampering with evidence." ###PPB### ###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW### --Police name suspect in brutal Portland truck assault caught on video; manhunt underway | Disrn --https://disrn.com/news/police-name-25-year-old-marquise-love-as-suspect-in-brutal-portland-truck-assault-manhunt-underway/ -RETRIEVED-Wed Aug 19 2020 09:05:45 GMT+0200 (Central European Summer Time)
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