DNC Reaps What They Sow As Hundreds Of Police Departments Back Out Of Securing The Event
Things just got trickier for DNC members as over 100 police departments have pulled out of protecting the event
The Democratic National Convention is to be held soon in Milwaukee, August 17-20, during which former Vice President Joe Biden will officially be named the Democratic presidential nominee. Things just got trickier for DNC members as over 100 police departments have pulled out of protecting the event.
Tensions have been high between Democrats and law enforcement as Mayors, Governors and Senators all around the country have been defending the Black Lives Matter protesters as well as their push to defund the police. Democrats also have been calling for measures to incapacitate the capabilities of police departments such as banning chokeholds, increased use of cameras and greater restrictions on defense mechanisms officers typically rely on.
Originally, at least 1,000 officers from outside agencies were planned to be sent as security for the DNC in August. However, in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission “directed Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales to change department policy to restrict the use of tear gas and pepper spray” reported Fox News.
A “civilian oversight commission issued the directive last week in response to the use of tear gas on crowds during protests following the death of George Floyd” according to Fox News. It is unknown which agencies have pulled out of the convention, but Wisconsin Police Chief William Lamb believes more will follow suit and retract their officers from the DNC.Recommend0 recommendationsPublished in