6,000 Police Officers From 13 States, D.C., Guarded GOP Convention in Cleveland
CLEVELAND, Ohio–Two thousand five hundred police officers from more than a dozen states joined five hundred of Cleveland’s finest and three thousand federal law enforcement officers toprovide security at the Republican National Convention here this week, according to local media reports.
Walking in groups of five to ten, police officers from California, Indiana, Maine, Delaware, Michigan, Columbus, Ohio, Memphis, Tennessee, and several other states patrolled the cordoned off areas of downtown Cleveland reserved for the GOP proceedings.
In order to be legally authorized to enforce the law while providing public security at the convention, all the officers from other states were sworn in as members of the City of Cleveland Police Force. – READ MORE