Oregon State Trooper put on leave after defying mask mandate in coffee shop

CNN | Jul 3, 2020 at 7:29 AM
  • N Oregon State Trooper is on administrative leave and officials have apologized after coffee shop owners say the trooper used profanity and scoffed at the state’s mask mandate when he and other officers were asked to wear one.
  • On Wednesday, four Oregon State Troopers entered a Corvallis coffee shop without wearing face masks despite the statewide mandate issued by Gov.
  • When the troopers were asked to put on masks, one officer “used profanity to disparage the Governor and express his political opinion that the Governor could not infringe on his civil liberties and that businesses need not worry about complying with the order because law enforcement would not be enforcing the order.”