I-Team: No military equipment for police at RNC

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CLEVELAND-Cleveland's police chief said the city does not plan to buy any military equipment for police to use during the Republican National Convention.

Calvin Williams said that in response to questions from council members during a safety committee meeting.

Councilmen Brian Kazy and Mike Polensek wanted to know why they're hearing on the street what equipment police may buy, yet council members have not been briefed.

The chief shot down rumors of tanks, grenade launchers, or .50 caliber machine guns.

The chief emphatically said the city would not buy military equipment or accept donations of it.

However, he said it would be up to the safety director to produce a list of what the city is buying.
Chief Calvin Williams promised police will be ready to handle security for the Convention.

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