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Portland Police Lt. Todd Wyatt removed from sex crimes unit after sexual harassment complaint

Portland Police Lt. Todd Wyatt is being removed from his position supervising the division that handles sexual assaults and human trafficking cases.

Police Chief Mike Reese decided to remove Wyatt from the unit after public criticism about Wyatt’s appointment in December, which was considered a demotion from his previous position.

The Portland Police Review Board had recommended firing Wyatt after internal police investigations found that Wyatt subjected a number of female employees to sexual harassment by inappropriately touching them.

Despite the Review Board’s recommendation to fire Wyatt, Reese instead decided to reassign him to the sex crimes unit, a decision that had generated a significant amount of confusion and opposition among certain community leaders.

Wyatt’s reassignment had also put him in daily contact with one of the women who had complained about being sexually harassed by Wyatt.

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