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The 36-year-old was indicted by a grand jury after he was accused of shining a high powered ser into a sergeant’s eye during the Portnd s.

PORTND, OREGON: A grand jury had indicted a man on Tuesday, September 15. The man had been accused of injuring a Portnd Bureau sergeant after he shined a high powered ser into his eyes during a

36-year-old Bryan Kelley was charged with one count of second-degree assault, one count of unwful use of a weapon, and two counts of unwful directing of light from a ser pointer, Katu reports. As per the indictment, Kelley had purposely used the ser against the officer. 

The authorities have been reportedly been investigating the incident that had taken pce during a demonstration on August 25 which continued over into the hours of August 26. Court documents revealed that a officer had seen Kelley on many occasions, aiming a blue ser into his eyes. 

The officer shared that the ser hit him in the eyes many times and he was forced to look away given the intensity of the ser. The authorities had found and arrested Kelley from close to Southwest 4th Avenue and Southwest Jefferson Street. The had recovered a blue ser in his back pocket while they had arrested him, court documents revealed. The said that detectives had ter tested the ser by pointing it at a piece of cardboard which eventually burned. The Multnomah Co. District Attorney’s office revealed how the officer had reported having problems with his eyes because of the ser. 

Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced on Tuesday that the ser “was so powerful that it would burn through paper and cause dry material to catch fire.” The Portnd Bureau had also shared a video online of the ser burning a piece of cardboard, reports. 

The Portnd Bureau said in a press release, “Members of the Portnd Bureau id Response Team (RRT) responded to City Hall to re order. At least one member of RRT realized that Mr. Kelley had repeatedly directed a ser into the RRT member’s eyes, causing injury.”

The authorities have frequently encountered dangerous sers while dealing with s across the country. Acting Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homend Security, Ken Cuccinelli revealed how many federal officers had been temporarily blinded because of sers during the Portnd s. 

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