Police Chief Mike Reese said response to rape call delayed, but the call wasn't an emergency and came in Nov. 6


A call involving a three-hour Portland police response to an alleged rape victim that Portland Police Chief Mike Reese brought up on live TV Thursday when asked how Occupy Portland events were distracting officers from other crimes was not considered a top priority emergency call, and it was made nearly two weeks ago.

The 9-1-1 call came in during the day Nov. 6, not during any of the large-scale Portland police deployments, but when Central Precinct had four officers and one sergeant assigned full time to the downtown encampments. It also didn't involve a sexual assault occurring at that moment, police said.

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