A notorious “cop blocker” was arrested for crossing police lines during an armed standoff in Southeast Portland last week.
50-year-old Robert Lee West was booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of interfering with a Peace Officer.
West was at an incident involving a police response to a man who fired multiple shots from a rifle outside of his home in Southeast Portland, an event that prompted police Tactical Teams.
West is a cohort of celebrity YouTube “cop blocker” Mike BlueHair, known for his aggressive interference with police investigations, heckling and interfering with the duties of the Secret Service.
While the incident was resolved peacefully, the rifleman -identified as 28-year-old Michael Benjamin Dixon- was taken into custody and charged with two counts of discharging a firearm in the city and disorderly conduct, 2nd degree. According to Portland’s Police Bureau website, his rifle was seized as evidence.
West had previously filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Portland and Portland police in 2015, contending he was unjustly arrested while videotaping officers during a Ferguson shooting protest the year prior.
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