A Portland activist is facing a felony robbery charge for briefly snatching the glasses worn by a man who instigated a scuffle during a protest outside of the Portland Building last week.
The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) arrested Philip “Standard” Schaefer, 45, on Sunday morning, four days after the protest regarding the Portland police killing of 17-year-old Quanice Hayes in February. The PPB said on Sunday that “Schaefer approached the officers and was filming them as they had coffee when the officers recognized him as the suspect and took him into custody.”
The PPB booked Schaefer for second degree felony robbery and coercion. Prosecutors this afternoon knocked off the coercion charge and changed the robbery charge to a third degree felony. Here’s a link to what that charge means.
Schaefer’s family paid a $25,000…Read More (Offsite)