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Cleveland police chief: Prepared for open-carry at RNC

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 01:29

Following the Dallas shooting, law enforcement officials are promising tighter security at the Republican National Convention. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Local, state, and federal law enforcement officials are promising tight security at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. The city's police chief says officers are prepared to keep people secure among concerns about the state's open-carry law, which allows people who legally own guns to carry them in public. Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said during a news conference on Tuesday that "we're not going to restrict anybody's constitutional rights." The chairman of the New Black Panther Party, a "black power" movement, said his group will carry arms for self-defense during protests at the Republican convention next week if allowed under Ohio law. Several other groups, including some supporters of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, have said they will carry weapons in protests as well, leading to concerns about rival groups being armed in close proximity.

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Cleveland police chief: Prepared for open-carry at RNC

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 01:29