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Eugene man arrested in connection with Salem protest

The suspect was arrested in downtown Salem while he was participating in a protest near the Marion County District Attorney’s Office.

Posted: Jan 22, 2021 7:09 AM
Updated: Jan 22, 2021 10:02 AM

SALEM, Ore. -- A Eugene man was arrested Thursday for his alleged role in the attack on officers during a protest at the Oregon State Capitol on Dec. 21, 2020. 

Richard Braatz, 65, was arrested in downtown Salem while he was participating in a protest near the Marion County District Attorney’s Office. He was initially identified with the help of the public through the Salem Police Department "Can You ID Me?" page. 

Braatz is charged with attempted assault in the second degree and riot. 

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