Police: Minimal Training, Still Waiting for Riot Gear Ahead of GOP Convention
The police officers' union in Cleveland is sounding the alarm ahead of July's Republican National Convention, saying they're not ready for the unrest that could occur.
The event at Quicken Loans Arena is where the GOP will make Donald Trump the official nominee for president in 2016.
Protest groups, including one calling itself Dump Trump, have applied for permits, Mike Tobin reported today.
But the head of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association says officers have received minimal training on how to deal with possible riots and that riot gear ordered from China still has not arrived.
"We don't even have gas masks at this point," said Steve Loomis, adding that rank-and-file officers are not going to have sufficient time to train with the equipment.
However, the city's public safety chairman disputed that, saying the city has been coordinating with the Secret Service and RNC is well prepared.
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