Police in Portland deliberately delayed releasing details surrounding the brutal murder of a cab driver on Easter Sunday because the suspect is a trans individual with a history of threatening behavior, according to a report by journalist Andy Ngo.
The driver was found by police stabbed to death on Sunday evening in the Buckman Neighborhood, with Radio City Cab confirming the victim was a long-time employee with an impeccable record.
It was only on Monday afternoon that the Portland Police Bureau identified the suspect as 30-year-old Moses Lopez, who was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center, charged with Murder in the Second Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.
Ngo details how Lopez was booked days before for threatening a different person with a weapon, but had been released without bail.
The journalist also notes how the individual’s was previously fired from working as a certified nursing assistant for allegedly engaging in abusive and threatening behavior towards co-workers.
Ngo says Portland police are still refusing to answer when asked if Lopez is trans.
The incident comes just a fortnight after the shooting in Nashville by a trans individual, with the person’s manifesto still being withheld from public release by authorities.
Is this another part of the ongoing effort to “protect the LGBTQ+ community in order to create a ‘fair and stronger’ society”?
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