July 22, 2020 Message

President Percy seeks no federal intervention at PSU

July 22, 2020

Campus community,

President Stephen Percy sent a clear message Wednesday to the U.S. Department of Justice: No federal law enforcement on the PSU campus. He also expressed his concern for students, faculty and staff engaged in peaceful protests in the face of escalating and unnecessary actions by officers from the U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security.

“Portland did not seek this federal intervention and the result appears to be more violence, not less,” Percy wrote. “I strongly endorse the demand by our elected and community leaders to investigate the allegations of abusive and excessive actions from federal officers and I join them in condemning any inappropriate use of force and calling for their immediate disengagement.”