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Pop/rock

June 19, 1987| Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

Charges that Portland, Ore., police overreacted to the prospect of gang trouble at the recent Run-D.M.C./Beastie Boys concert were made this week by promoter David Lichen of Double Tee Promotion Inc., which staged the concert. Lichen said that assigning 90 officers to the concert constituted overkill, adding that private security measures should have required no more than four sworn officers, the usual complement at most rock concerts at the city Memorial Coliseum. Lichen is appealing to the Portland City Council for $4,500 in charges growing out of the police action. The remaining $12,000 in overtime charges will be paid by the city's Exposition-Recreation Commission.

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