Mayor: No credible threats against GOP convention
Cleveland Mayor Frank Johnson says there are no credible threats against the Republican National Convention, and that the city is prepared to handle anything that might occur.
Speaking on ABC’s "This Week," Johnson says that includes the protests expected to begin as the convention opens Monday.
He says Cleveland is not a stranger to demonstrations and acknowledges that the city has taken out $50 million in protest insurance.
Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams says in a Sunday appearance on CBS’ "Face the Nation" that "everyone is coming to Cleveland to protest or exercise their First Amendment rights" throughout the convention, where Donald Trump presumably will be named his party’s presidential nominee.
Both Williams and Johnson acknowledged Ohio’s open-carry gun law and said that had been taken into account in preparations.