A North Carolina police department has decided against sending some of its officers to Cleveland to help with security for the Republican National Convention.
According to ABC News
, the Greensboro Police Department cited several reasons for withdrawing their offer of 50 officers — a lack of workers' compensation insurance and logistics concerns were two such reasons.
The Cincinnati Police Department, according to Fox 8 Cleveland
, has also decided not to send officers to the July 18 to 21 event that's expected to draw large protests.
"Police work is dangerous by nature. But of course in any situation, we try to plan and prepare as best we can," Lt. Brian James, Greensboro's deputy chief of police, told ABC. "Of course, we will be officers working out of jurisdiction, so we are totally reliant on the Cleveland Police Department for direction. We didn't have enough information at this time to send our officers there, so we decided we are not going to send them."
According to CNN
, the Secret Service has been in Cleveland since last fall preparing for the event. Cleveland is hoping to have 4,000 to 5,000 officers on hand to patrol the city, but they'll need help from other jurisdictions to reach that number.
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