Supporting officers goal of new Portland police union head

Former Portland Police Association Presdient Daryl Turner and incoming President Aaron Schmautz talk to KOIN 6 News on Nov. 4.

As the incoming president of the Portland Police Association sat next the outgoing president, both men talked about the difficulties the Portland Police Bureau has gone through over the past few years.

"Our officers have faced something that no other police agency has faced," new PPA President Aaron Schmautz said on Thursday, Nov. 4. "I don't know that people truly understand the amount of trauma that has come from really just being in that daily crush of violence for over 180 days."