Cleveland officials say the city, its police department and other safety forces are well-prepared to provide security and medical care during the Republican National Convention.
The city held a 90-minute news briefing Tuesday, less than a week after a North Carolina police department rescinded its offer to send 50 officers to Cleveland in July to help with the convention. The department said it had concerns about the city’s readiness for an event expected to draw 50,000 people.
Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams says thousands of police officers would be assigned to patrol outside the “hard” security zone surrounding the convention venue, Quicken Loans Arena.
The convention is expected to draw large crowds, both in support of and in opposition to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
Dan Fore says
The Bible tells us that God rules in the kingdom of men and gives authority to whomever God choses. We are further told in the writings of the Apostle Paul in the New Testament that all authority is ordained of God. Therefore God will decide who becomes President over America not ungodly men and women. Since we reap what we sow it may be that we get a bad President until we decide that the ways of God are best. However should God decide to offer America grace God will give us a new and better President to fix the mess we are in!
Jude Mc Gregor says
How true, our Lord is still over all. His will will be done. America might consider becoming a God fearing nation once again. My the changes that would be wrought, it would be amazing. We have fallen so far from Godly principles and you see where it has gotten America.