“Cops, Cameras and Copters Keep Eyes on Charlotte” @ NextGov
Posted on September 4, 2012
Amy Harder — September 3, 2012: “Watch out, convention-goers, because most of the time you’re going to be watched.
To ensure the Democratic National Convention is as safe an event as possible, local and federal security forces are employing 4,000 police officers, 500 cameras, and two helicopters.
The Charlotte police force, about 1,700 officers strong, is beefing up its presence by bringing in 2,300 reinforcements from across the country, including Washington, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Denver, the Democrats’ host city in 2008.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Monroe describes the convention as a “monstrous event,” one that he has been planning since the day after the Democratic National Committee selected Charlotte as its convention site in January 2011…………………”
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