Democrat Katie Porter Called Local Police Department a ‘Disgrace’ in Unearthed Texts

Border - Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., speaks during a House Committee on Oversight and Ref
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Democrat Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) bashed her local police department, calling them a “disgrace,” after they arrested a man she lives with for allegedly assaulting one of her protesters, Fox News reported.

“Well, your police force is a disgrace,” Porter told Irvine Mayor Farrah Khan in text messages obtained by Fox News.

“I will never trust them again,” another one of Porter’s texts to Khan said.

Porter was apparently upset with how Irvine Police Department handled the July 2021 arrest of her roommate, Julian Willis.

Willis got into a fight with an anti-Porter protester at the congresswoman’s first town hall since the coronavirus pandemic hit. According to Irvine police, “punches were thrown” in the fight, which left the protester with a bloody nose.

Irvine Mayor Farrah Khan

Irvine Mayor Farrah Khan (Facebook)

Irvine police, who had several officers present from the event, said there “were opposing opinions at the town hall. It got heated and punches were thrown. One man received a bloody nose.”

Willis was cited and taken into custody for the fight. Willis shares a home address with Porter, according to arrest and property records, Fox News reported.

rvine, CA - April 06: Police block off a home in Irvine where three badly decomposed bodies were discovered on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. Lt. Bill Bingham with the Irvine Police Department said it appears to be murder-suicide but that wont be confirmed until the investigation is completed.  (Photo by Mindy Schauer/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images)

Irvine Police Department officers. (Mindy Schauer/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images)

Jordan Wong, Porter’s spokesperson, told Fox News that Porter “was upset that a planned family-friendly town hall was hijacked by extremists, who made constituents feel unsafe, including using hateful slurs in front of children.”

The protesters were reportedly supporters of former President Donald Trump.

Wong continued:

She was disappointed that despite our staff alerting police days before the event that the extremists were openly advertising their intention to disrupt the town hall, officers on the day of the incident were hundreds of feet away and did not intervene immediately when fighting broke out. Since then, Rep. Porter and our office have worked productively with the Irvine Police Department, including the Congresswoman hosting the new police chief in her office for a constructive and cooperative meeting.

The California congresswoman, whose net worth is estimated to be as high as $2 million, recently made headlines after reports revealed that she was able to keep her sweetheart housing deal with the University of California Irvine, where she taught law, despite not teaching at the school since being elected to congress four years ago.

Further, Porter reportedly made thousands of dollars in royalty payments after requiring her law students to purchase a textbook she authored in several of her courses.

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