‘More federal law enforcement’ may be headed to Oakland, Trump says

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WASHINGTON (KRON) – “More federal law enforcement” could be on the way to the Bay Area.

That’s according to President Donald Trump, who said he may be sending more federal law enforcement to major cities in the United States – including Oakland – “to deal with unrest,” The Hill reports.

Other cities Trump apparently mentioned include New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, and Baltimore, according to The Hill.

The Oakland Police Department released a statement in response to President Trump’s comments:

The Oakland Police Department has experienced peaceful demonstrations, marches and protests for well over a month. We continue to facilitate safe spaces and places for gatherings and marches and we stand with our community in condemning the murder of George Floyd and other instances of Police Brutality.

The Oakland Police Department and the City of Oakland has not, nor would we, request federal assistance to address Crowd Management within our city. OPD, like all cities in California, is part of the State of California Mutual Aid Incident Command System (ICS). We work through our Regional Coordinator for any requests for regional assistance if Mutual Aid is needed.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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