Portland Police officer Thomas Brennan was transferred to the property warehouse five days after going to the media with his concerns about Sergeant Kyle Nice. Brennan believed his sergeant to be under too much stress to be working the streets, and recommended that he be removed from his usual duties.
This was in response to an interaction that occurred when police received a call about two houseless men playing music outside of Huber's Restaurant. Brennan says that he had already convinced the two men to move along when Nice showed up and began yelling that they were not free to leave. Nice proceeded to yell at the two men and, from Brennan's account, use harsh language and threaten the two men with arrest.