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Portland residents, business owners want city officials to ‘fix’ homeless problem

In the summer of 2019, Fox News embarked on an ambitious project to chronicle the toll progressive policies have had on the homeless crisis in four West Coast cities: Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Portland, Ore. In each city, we saw a lack of safety, sanitation and civility. Residents, the homeless and advocates say they’ve lost faith in their elected officials’ ability to solve the issue. Most of the cities have thrown hundreds of millions of dollars at the problem only to watch it get worse. This is what we saw in San Francisco. 

He doesn’t know his name and the layers of dirty clothes he’s wearing hang awkwardly off his body. Disheveled and scruffy, the man, who looks like he could be in his 60s, spends most of the day shuffling around the city. He walks up to a woman holding a styrofoam to-go box, snatches it from her and throws it on the ground, spilling bits of rice, chicken and peas on the sidewalk. He laughs for a second but his mood quickly turns. He spots a city worker with a broom and shouts the N-word at him before demanding he cleans up the mess.

“He’s out of his mind,” the worker told Fox News, with a sigh. “Watch. He’ll do it again. He does it every 15 minutes.”

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A review of arrest data by The Oregonian found that 52 percent of arrests made by Portland Police last year involved a homeless individual. (FOX12)

Like Los Angeles and San Francisco, this smaller city to the north has been struggling with a growing homeless crisis that ranks among the worst in the country. Conditions on the ground have gotten so bad that it’s hardening even the most liberal of bleeding hearts.

SAN FRANCISCO HOMELESS STATS SOAR: CITY BLAMES BIG BUSINESS, RESIDENTS BLAME OFFICIALS

Shannon, who has grown up in the city, works at a bagel shop on the edge of Chinatown and says while she feels for those suffering on the street, sometimes it’s easier to look away.

“I put blinders on a lot,” she told Fox News. “Like tunnel vision. I choose not to acknowledge it.”

“I put blinders on a lot. Like tunnel vision. I choose not to acknowledge it.”

— Shannon, Portland resident 

Portland’s metropolitan area has swollen to 2.4 million people, a far cry in both size and culture from the rough-and-tumble, river-port boomtown settled by 19th Century lumberjacks and longshoremen. In recent decades, Portland’s embrace of progressive politics and hipster crunchiness has earned it praise, as well as gentle mockery as the Pacific Northwest’s capital of ‘wokeness’ on the TV series Portlandia. In recent weeks, Portland has seen the dark side of political activism, hosting a pair of violent face-offs between Antifa and far-right groups.

Now, rampant homelessness threatens to define Portland, much as it has other West Coast cities where critics say decades of liberal policies, rising housing costs and a generous safety net have created a social problem that can no longer be ignored.

On any given night, thousands of people can be found sleeping on the city’s streets. The latest count, released in August, shows that in 2019 more people were sleeping outside in Multnomah County than at any time in the last decade. Of the 2,037 unsheltered people, nearly 80 percent reported having one or more disabilities.

Rachel Solotaroff, president and CEO of the nonprofit Central City Concerns, says the drivers of homelessness in Portland can be broken into two factors.

“The absence of affordable housing, the absence of meaningful wage jobs, structural racism and bias, interaction with the criminal justice system,” she told Portland Monthly. “Then there’s individual experience, things like serious mental illness, substance use disorder, history of trauma, interaction with the foster care system as a child and low income or poverty. Homelessness is the intersection of those factors.”

As the number of homeless has grown, the calls for solutions have intensified. Some residents Fox News spoke to feel as though officials are letting them down and doing a disservice to those who need the most help. They complain the city’s response to the crisis has been costly, fragmented and ineffective. They say Portland’s policies don’t adequately address mental illness and say officials are kidding themselves if they think they can find an easy fix.

“How safe is it to have mentally ill homeless people walking around on the streets?” resident Naomi Oliver asked Fox News. “Is it better to throw them in jail? Isn’t that what they are doing now?”

“How safe is it to have mentally ill homeless people walking around on the streets? 

— Naomi Oliver, Portland resident 

According to a June report from Disability Rights Oregon, Portland hospitals have been using trespassing laws to remove homeless people, the mentally ill or both. The report analyzed police data on trespass arrests from the summer of 2017 through the summer of 2018 at six Portland hospitals and found when someone is asked to leave a hospital and they don’t, they can be taken to jail. The problem, some say, is that hospitals are calling the cops on homeless people because they don’t want to deal with them.

The state has also come under fire in recent years for moving mentally ill patients out of intense treatment centers and into less restrictive care. Progressives have long argued that civil liberties should come first and locking up someone for too long strips them of their basic rights. Critics say moving them out of treatment too soon or without proper follow-up can trigger a backslide which not only puts them in danger of harming themselves, but others as well.

Whether they are mentally ill, addicted to drugs or have fallen on hard times, the number of homeless on the streets of Portland is taking a toll on how residents and visitors view their safety and businesses run their operations.

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Businesses in Portland are beginning to consider pulling out of the city due to the homeless population. (FOX12)

Michael Kirby, manager of the quirky gift shop Boys Fort, estimates his store has taken a 15 percent hit in sales.

“I have had people literally running into my store saying ‘I do not feel safe’ and that’s the thing that flipped my switch,” he told Fox News. “Portland needs to fix this.”

Earlier this year, Kirby said a homeless drug addict “shot up” outside his store.

“He had a needle in his arm and was passed out,” he said. “What could we do? We literally cannot do anything as business owners.”

Kirby said calls to officials haven’t led to many improvements.

“I think the city, state and county need to work together as a cohesive group,” he said. “Right now, it’s oil and water and they don’t mix.”

Dana Highfill, owner of Float North, a flotation therapy center in northeast Portland, told Fox News her store has been vandalized in the past year. There have also been multiple occasions where she’s had to clean up human feces and pick up dirty needles. Like Kirby, Highfill says the situation is getting worse and hurting sales.

“It’s definitely an enormous problem,” she said. “It’s a terrible thing for someone from out of town to see. It’s not a good face for the city.”

“It’s a terrible thing for someone from out of town to see. It’s not a good face for the city.”

— Dana Highfill, owner of Float North

Highfill said she has called the cops numerous times to complain.

“I work really hard and I see people sleeping on the side of the street and it’s extremely frustrating to see and I want something to be done right away,” she said. “But I see the other side of it, too. What is the most effective way to handle the issue? These are people and I feel like they should be treated as such.”

Part of Portland’s problem is that elected officials and experts don’t see eye to eye. The city’s cops, too, have been struggling to define their role as well as how to handle hundreds of complaints.

“The Police Bureau currently does not collect sufficient data to effectively analyze its officers’ interactions with people experiencing homelessness,” an independent report released in July stated.

One thing is for sure — the rise in homelessness dominated the 2018 state and local election cycle. Candidates squared off on camping regulations, street cleanups, sit-lie ordinances and whether to use jails as shelters.

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In the past three years, voters in Portland have approved two affordable housing bonds and committed to adding more shelter beds. One of the bond measures would build between 2,400 and 4,000 units of affordable housing in Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington counties for $652.8 million.

Though promising, the moves are by no means a slam dunk. The best residents say they can hope for is trying to prevent the situation from getting worse.

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Dad, sister were taking teen tied up in car to drug rehab in Mexico, CHP says

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California Highway Patrol on Monday said they rescued a 17-year-old girl who was bound and gagged in the back of a car about an hour north of the border, according to a report.

Police said the teen’s father and sister were attempting to take her from Orange County to Mexico for a drug treatment facility, San Diego Union-Tribune reported. Authorities were alerted by a witness and the car was stopped on Interstate 5 in northern San Diego.

WATCH: WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER ATTEMPTING TO KIDNAP TWO CHILDREN AT ATLANTA AIRPORT

“It was the intent of the father and sister to transport the juvenile to Mexico to a drug treatment facility,” a CHP spokesperson said in a statement. “The 17-year-old female admitted to using methamphetamine for the past year.”

The girl was taken into protective custody.

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It’s not clear if her father and sister, who live in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., were taken into custody, The Tribune reported.

“Criminal charges are pending against the adult family members,” CHP said.

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Bill Gates’ former science adviser ‘shocked’ to be named backup executor of Epstein will

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A former science adviser for Bill Gates said Tuesday he was “shocked” to learn Jeffrey Epstein had named him as a back-up executor of his $578 million will, according to a report.

Boris Nikolic, a 49-year-old biotech venture capitalist, was named as one of three executors of Epstein’s will which was filed Monday in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where Epstein owned two islands, Little St. James and Great St. James. Nikolic was a former science adviser to Gates, the Microsoft founder and philanthropist.

JEFFREY EPSTEIN SIGNED WILL 2 DAYS BEFORE SUICIDE, REPORT SAYS

“I was not consulted in these matters and I have no intent to fulfill these duties, whatsoever,” Nikolic said in a statement provided to Bloomberg.

“I was not consulted in these matters and I have no intent to fulfill these duties, whatsoever.”

— Boris Nikolic, former science adviser to Bill Gates

Epstein reportedly signed his will two days before he died at age 66 after being found hanging in his Manhattan jail cell on Aug. 10. The New York City medical examiner’s office ruled his death a suicide, but his attorneys vowed to continue investigating as they suspect foul play.

By signing the document, Epstein effectively transferred $578 million in assets to The 1953 Trust, named after the year the disgraced financier was born. The names of the trustees have not been made public, The Daily Beast reported. Epstein’s will names his brother, Mark Epstein, as his sole relative who might have some financial claims to the trust’s assets.

Epstein’s long-time attorneys, Darren K. Indyke and Richard D. Kahn, were named as the primary executors of the will. They are to receive $250,000 of Epstein’s $577 million in assets as compensation for their efforts curating the will.

Epstein named Nikolic as the successor executor, or the back-up executor, should Indyke and Kahn not be able to carry out their duties. The extent of Nikolic and Epstein’s relationship was unclear.

Nikolic is an immunologist who completed post-doctoral work at Harvard and currently works at the for-profit venture firm Biomatics Capital. One unnamed source told Bloomberg that Nikolic received financial advice from Epstein leading up to the public offering of the gene-editing company Editas Medicine Inc.

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Nikolic, along with several other of Epstein’s associates, reportedly distanced himself from Epstein after the convicted sex offender was arrested in July and indicted on human trafficking charges.

As a wealthy philanthropist, Epstein congregated a large social circle of high-profile friends, celebrities and politicians over the years, including former President Bill Clinton and President Trump. A rep for Bill Gates confirmed to the New York Post that Epstein did not provide any services for Gates or his foundation.

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Jeffrey Epstein arranged for sex with 18-year-old while on work release from jail: lawsuit

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Jeffrey Epstein had sex with an 18-year-old woman inside the headquarters of a nonprofit while on work release from Florida jail — as plainclothed sheriff’s deputies stood guard outside — one of three new lawsuits filed Tuesday in New York against the late financier’s estate alleges.

A woman identified only as Kaitlyn Doe claims she flew to West Palm Beach, Fla., in October 2008 shortly after her 18th birthday to work for Epstein’s new nonprofit, the Florida Science Foundation.

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Once she arrived, she was allegedly coerced into performing sex acts for Epstein, sometimes alone and sometimes with another young woman, inside the offices of the non-profit, all while he was on work release, the lawsuit says.

“Jeffrey Epstein, through his brazen and powerful organization, was quite literally able to commit federal sex trafficking offenses at his work release office, during his jail sentence,” according to the lawsuit.

“Jeffrey Epstein, through his brazen and powerful organization, was quite literally able to commit federal sex trafficking offenses at his work release office, during his jail sentence.” 

— Kaitlyn Doe lawsuit

At the time, Epstein was serving an 18-month prison sentence at the Palm Beach County Jail after pleading guilty to state prostitution charges. As part of the plea agreement, Epstein also registered as a sex offender and paid victims financial settlements, the Sun Sentinel of South Florida reported.

About three months into his sentence, Epstein was granted permission from Palm Beach Sheriff Ric Bradshaw to leave jail for up to 12 hours a day, six days a week on work release at his nonprofit, the Palm Beach Post reported. Epstein paid off-duty Palm Beach sheriff’s deputies dressed in suits to stand guard outside the office while he was inside.

The deputies were supposed to take detailed logs of who entered and exited the office while Epstein was there. Those records were destroyed years after Epstein finished his sentence as per Florida public record laws, the Palm Beach Post reported.

The Florida Science Foundation was created about seven months before Epstein accepted his plea deal and was dissolved two months after his sentence ended.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has ordered a state investigation to be conducted by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement into the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and its handling of Epstein’s work release. The sheriff’s office is not named as a defendant in Kaitlyn Doe’s suit.

Kaitlyn Doe claims she first met Epstein in New York City when she was 17 and suffering from an eating disorder as well as other medical ailments. Epstein allegedly promised to pay for “expensive necessary surgeries” to treat her, the Miami Herald reported.

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Kaitlyn claims she was coerced into performing sex acts for Epstein while she was still 17 and a virgin at his New York City mansion. She also claims she was flown to Epstein’s compound in the U.S. Virgin Islands where she was coerced into having sex with him. The sexual relationship continued until 2014, the suit alleges.

The lawsuit also alleges Epstein forced Kaitlyn to marry another woman so that that woman could remain in the United States even though she was not a U.S. citizen. That woman allegedly helped recruit young women for Epstein to have sex with.

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Bill Gates’ former science adviser ‘shocked’ to be named backup executor of Epstein will

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A former science adviser for Bill Gates said Tuesday he was “shocked” to learn Jeffrey Epstein had named him as a back-up executor of his $578 million will, according to a report.

Boris Nikolic, a 49-year-old biotech venture capitalist, was named as one of three executors of Epstein’s will which was filed Monday in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where Epstein owned two islands, Little St. James and Great St. James. Nikolic was a former science adviser to Gates, the Microsoft founder and philanthropist.

JEFFREY EPSTEIN SIGNED WILL 2 DAYS BEFORE SUICIDE, REPORT SAYS

“I was not consulted in these matters and I have no intent to fulfill these duties, whatsoever,” Nikolic said in a statement provided to Bloomberg.

“I was not consulted in these matters and I have no intent to fulfill these duties, whatsoever.”

— Boris Nikolic, former science adviser to Bill Gates

Epstein reportedly signed his will two days before he died at age 66 after being found hanging in his Manhattan jail cell on Aug. 10. The New York City medical examiner’s office ruled his death a suicide, but his attorneys vowed to continue investigating as they suspect foul play.

By signing the document, Epstein effectively transferred $578 million in assets to The 1953 Trust, named after the year the disgraced financier was born. The names of the trustees have not been made public, The Daily Beast reported. Epstein’s will names his brother, Mark Epstein, as his sole relative who might have some financial claims to the trust’s assets.

Epstein’s long-time attorneys, Darren K. Indyke and Richard D. Kahn, were named as the primary executors of the will. They are to receive $250,000 of Epstein’s $577 million in assets as compensation for their efforts curating the will.

Epstein named Nikolic as the successor executor, or the back-up executor, should Indyke and Kahn not be able to carry out their duties. The extent of Nikolic and Epstein’s relationship was unclear.

Nikolic is an immunologist who completed post-doctoral work at Harvard and currently works at the for-profit venture firm Biomatics Capital. One unnamed source told Bloomberg that Nikolic received financial advice from Epstein leading up to the public offering of the gene-editing company Editas Medicine Inc.

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Nikolic, along with several other of Epstein’s associates, reportedly distanced himself from Epstein after the convicted sex offender was arrested in July and indicted on human trafficking charges.

As a wealthy philanthropist, Epstein congregated a large social circle of high-profile friends, celebrities and politicians over the years, including former President Bill Clinton and President Trump. A rep for Bill Gates confirmed to the New York Post that Epstein did not provide any services for Gates or his foundation.

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This Day in History: Aug. 21

On this day, Aug. 21 …

2018: Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal attorney,  pleads guilty to eight counts of financial crimes.

Also on this day:

  • 1858: The Lincoln-Douglas debates between Democratic senator Stephen A. Douglas and Republican challenger Abraham Lincoln in the Illinois senatorial campaign begin. 
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File photo – The Mona Lisa , by Leonardo da Vinci, at the Louvre Museum in Paris. (Photo by: Christophel Fine Art/UIG via Getty Images)

1911: The Mona Lisa is stolen from the Louvre museum in France by an Italian waiter, Vincenzo Perruggia.

  • 1945: President Harry Truman announces the end of the Lend-Lease Program. 
  • 1959: Hawaii becomes the 50th state in the United States.
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Search for firefighters who vanished while fishing intensifies, next 24 hours critical

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Authorities say they are ramping up the search for two missing firefighters who set out by boat last week from the Florida coast and asked personal boat owners as far away as Savanah, Ga., to assist in the search.

Jacksonville Interim Fire Chief Keith Powers said the agency was calling for as “many boats” as could be mustered Tuesday in the ongoing search for Brian McCluney and Justin Walker. The firefighters departed last Friday on their outing aboard a 24-foot vessel from Port Canaveral.

“We are absolutely in a race against time,” U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Mark Vlaun told News4Jax.com. Officials said that this is still “very much a rescue effort.”

The captain said 12,600 square miles were covered on Tuesday and a total of 69,000 square miles were covered. He called the next 24 hours “critical.”

“We’re going to continue to throw everything we have at this until we reach a point where we know we can’t be successful,” he said.

The U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies have been searching a wide expanse of ocean between Cape Canaveral and Jacksonville off Florida’s east coast. On Monday, crews found McCluney’s fishing tackle bag some 50 miles off St. Augustine in north Florida.

McCluney works for the Jacksonville department while Walker is a master technician with the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department in Virginia, just outside the nation’s capital.

McCluney’s wife said Tuesday the discovery of her husband’s tackle bag has given her hope that the men will be found. In a Facebook post, Stephanie McCluney added that she believed the bag was thrown overboard by the men to help those who are searching for them.

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“I am standing firm on my face in prayer and that this be our Lord and savior guiding our path,” she posted on Facebook.

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Eric and Lara Trump welcome new baby girl, President Trump’s 10th grandchild

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President Trump is now a grandfather for the 10th time.

Eric Trump and his wife, Lara Trump, welcomed a baby girl, Carolina Dorothy Trump, on Monday.

Eric Trump posted a photo of the new family of four to Twitter on Tuesday morning.

President Trump tweeted about his granddaughter on Tuesday afternoon.

“CONGRATULATIONS @EricTrump and @LaraLeaTrump, on the birth of Carolina Dorothy Trump,” he wrote. “So proud!”

Eric Trump tweeted just before midnight on Monday about the birth of their second child, saying, “@LaraLeaTrump and I are excited to welcome Carolina Dorothy Trump into the world. We love you already!

He also posted a photo of his baby daughter to Instagram.

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Eric and Lara Trump also have a son, 1-year-old Eric “Luke” Trump.

Eric Trump, 35, is executive vice president of the Trump Organization. Lara Lea Trump, 36, serves as a campaign adviser to the president.

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President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., 41, and his ex-wife have five children: 5-year-old Chloe, 6-year-old Spencer, 7-year-old Tristan, 10-year-old Donald III and 12-year-old Kai.

Ivanka Trump, 37, has three children with her husband, Jared Kushner: 3-year-old Theodore, 5-year-old Joseph and 8-year-old Arabella.

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Delivery man accused of killing Florida woman, 75, by hitting her with mallet, setting her on fire

An appliance delivery man bashed an elderly woman’s head with a mallet before dousing her with a liquid chemical that spontaneously combusted and ultimately killed her, police in South Florida said Tuesday.

Officers in Boca Raton responded to an emergency call from the woman’s home at around 9:15 a.m. Monday, a police affidavit said.

Paramedics found the unconscious woman lying on the floor with blunt-force injuries to her head and severe burns over her body, police said.

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Jorge Luis Dupre Lachazo has been accused of beating a 75-year-old woman and setting her ablaze in her Boca Raton home on Monday, police said. (Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office)

Police encountered a man at the home, 41-year-old David Gonzalez, who told them that he and his coworker, 21-year-old Jorge Luis Dupre Lachazo, had delivered a washer and dryer to the woman’s home, the Miami Herald reported. The men reportedly work for the delivery company JB Home Delivery, a subcontractor of Best Buy.

Gonzalez told police he had gone outside to make a phone call after he and Lachazo had installed the appliances. Lachazo stayed inside to talk to the woman about the new appliances, he said.

After he heard screams inside the home, Gonzalez said he went back inside and saw blood and the woman lying on the floor. He said he went outside to call 911 while Lachazo got in their truck and drove away. 

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A responding officer saw the truck and pulled over Lachazo, who was sweating and shaking, the Sun-Sentinel reported. Paramedics reportedly took him to a nearby hospital for treatment. 

The woman was rushed to a hospital where she died Tuesday from her injuries, police said. Her identity was not released.

Investigators said Lachazo admitted during an interview that he hit the woman with a mallet then doused her with the chemical. Police said he also admitted to using cocaine and marijuana earlier in the day.

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He’s been charged with first-degree murder, armed burglary with battery and arson, police said.

Best Buy’s CEO said in a statement the company will no longer do business with JB Home Delivery, which could not be reached for comment.

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California gang members laugh in court while receiving life sentences for attempted murder of cop: report

Two California gang members, convicted of attempted murder in the 2015 shooting of a police officer, smiled and laughed as a judge handed them life sentences on Monday, according to a report.

Jamie Caudillo and Steven Rincon were on trial for shooting at former Merced Police Officer Ryan Rasmussen during a routine traffic stop in Merced, Calif., on Feb. 28, 2015.

Caudillo, the passenger, reportedly fired at Rasmussen, while the driver, Rincon, sped off. Caudillo reportedly hit Rasmussen’s bulletproof vest and his hand. Fellow officers fired at Caudillo, hitting him at least once, the Merced Sun-Star reported.

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Jaime Caudillo, left, and Steven Rincon, were both charged with attempted murder of a police officer, according to a report. (Merced County Sheriff’s Office)

A manhunt involving multiple law enforcement agencies lasted for 10 hours before Caudillo and Rincon were found and arrested.

In May, Caudillo was found guilty of shooting Rasmussen, and Rincon of being the getaway driver, the Merced Sun-Star reported. Both were charged with attempted murder, the report said.

Rasmussen, who lost his right pinky finger in the encounter and was forced to retire from police service, said Caudillo “stripped me of my career.”

Merced County Judge Carol Ash said neither gang member appeared to express remorse during the trial.

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“I pray that they ask God for forgiveness,” said Rasmussen’s mother, Judith, as Rincon reportedly laughed and shook his head.

Caudillo was sentenced to 50 years and eight months to life in prison, while Rincon received 80 years to life in prison, the Sun-Star reported.

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Rincon, a third strike offender, already was facing charges for a jailhouse murder, according to court records.

The men’s attorney said they would be appealing their sentences and convictions.

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