Police: Woman arrived for flight a day early, attacked Port of Portland officer

Jathina Campos mug shot courtesy Multnomah County Jail

UPDATE: Court records show that Jathina Edith Campos was acquitted on all charges Wednesday (Jan. 30) related to the incident at the Portland International Airport in February 2018.


PORTLAND, Ore. – Police say a woman erupted into a fit of anger and injured a Port of Portland police officer after arriving at Portland International Airport and learning her flight wasn’t until the next day.

According to court documents, Jathina Edith Campos was not allowed to go through security on Feb. 24 because her flight wasn’t until Feb. 25. After she was denied entry, she began arguing with Port of Portland police.

Officers tried to calm her down, but she became more agitated and began yelling profanities at the officers. They say she showed signs of intoxication and they tried to take her into custody and place her in detox.

Campos resisted, court documents say. She pulled her hand away from an officer and kicked him in the leg and knee.

The officer pushed her to the ground and placed her in handcuffs.

Other officers helped place her into a wheelchair and restrain her.

Officers say the victim continued to scream, try and get out of the wheelchair and yell racial slurs at the officers.

When police wheeled her to an elevator, she kicked the walk to knock the wheelchair over onto the ground. Officers grabbed her so she wouldn’t fall.

Campos then tried to headbutt the officer she had already kicked, but missed.

Then, as they moved toward the holding area, she tried to squirm out of her chair again and officers had to hold her.

She then kicked the same officer on the left hip twice.

It took multiple officers to restrain her and finish transporting her to holding, according to court documents.

On Wednesday, March 14, Campos pleaded not guilty to four counts of attempting to commit a Class C/unclassified felony and one count of resisting arrest.

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