KATU Photojournalist OK After Police Attack During a Portland Protest

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

KATU photojournalist Ric Peavyhouse was covering a protest in Portland, Ore., on Aug. 4 when cops shot him in the leg with a less-lethal form of ammunition.

According to the story on the Sinclair station’s website, Peavyhouse caught the attack on tape.

“Then I hear a tat-tat-tat-tat and a split second later I feel like a crack on my leg and it feels like a baseball bat hitting your thigh,” said Peavyhouse.


Peavyhouse is expected to recover. Portland police released a statement saying they only used force because protestors were getting out of control.

You can see the full video below.