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Police in Los Angeles, New York and beyond prepare for protests if Trump is impeached


The New York and Los Angeles police departments and other law enforcement agencies across the country are taking steps to prepare for potential protests and disruptions if former President Trump is impeached.

Outside the Manhattan courthouse where Trump would appear if a grand jury indicts him for a secret payment to a porn star, the New York police on Monday morning put up a steel crowd control fence and increased police presence since the end of of week. has been seen in Trump Tower.

Then-President Trump speaks to the media in 2017.

(Andrew Harnik/Associated Press)

In Los Angeles, the LAPD and federal authorities are preparing for a Tuesday night protest by various groups supporting the former president in front of the federal building in Westwood.

Behind closed doors, an array of New York, federal and other law enforcement officials began preparing over the weekend for what would be an unprecedented indictment. Mayor Eric Adams and the police chief planned a briefing with city leaders about the preparations.

“We are monitoring the comments on social media, and the NYPD is doing their normal role of making sure there are no inappropriate actions in the city,” Adams told reporters, according to the report. New York Daily News. “We are confident that we are going to be able to do that.”

Two people hold signs that read "trump won" and "Finish the Wall."

Supporters of former President Trump in front of Trump Tower in New York.

(Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

In Los Angeles on Tuesday, all officers will be in uniform, but officially because an employee strike will shut down the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Multiple law enforcement sources familiar with the planning said they are preparing for the worst but expect a muted response.

New York police at the highest level met after Trump claimed Saturday he received a “leak” of information that Manhattan Dist. Attorney Alvin Bragg plans to file a criminal case against him this week. The case involves paying adult actress Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about an alleged relationship Trump had with her. The former president has denied the accusation.

In a post on his Truth Social site Saturday morning, Trump called for “PROTEST” and implored his supporters to “TAKE BACK OUR NATION!” In particular, he targeted Bragg, labeling the case as politically motivated.

In an email to employees first reported by Politico, Bragg told his staff he was working with NYPD and law enforcement officials to ensure they remain safe, saying: “We do not tolerate attempts to intimidate to our office or threaten the rule of law in New York. .”

Stormy Daniels in 2018

Stormy Daniels arrives for an event in Berlin in 2018.

(Associated Press)

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