ISIS video released over weekend includes images of Oregon police officers
PORTLAND, Ore. — A recruitment video released by ISIS last weekend features images of Medford Police officers, along with messages encouraging extremists to emulate attacks like the one in Nice, France.
The 20-minute video includes references to 9/11 and other terrorist attacks, followed by images of the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Statue of Liberty.
It also features video of Medford Police officers in a briefing, and a Medford Police officer standing by the trunk of his patrol car.
Medford Police officers say they're shocked about being featured in the video, but not worried about their safety. They say the images were likely pulled from a 2014 YouTube recruitment video.
"It's an open source anyone can get that ... it's about 2 minutes and 30 seconds in, but we don't see any concerns for the Medford Police Department or anyone in the valley," Kevin Walruff with Medford Police said.
They don't consider the use of their department a personal threat, and added there are several other public service professionals in the ISIS video.