Police departments in major cities have not responded to requests about how they are preparing for potential protests and violence surrounding election day.
by Kaylee Greenlee
Multiple police departments did not respond to how they are preparing for potential unrest in the days leading up to and following election day, while others told the Daily Caller News Foundation that they don’t want to share details on preparations.
Police departments in Chicago, New York City; Washington, D.C.; Portland, Philadelphia and Phoenix didn’t respond to the DCNF’s requests for comment on how they are preparing to respond to possible protests and violence surrounding election day.
A spokesman for the Seattle Police Department said that they have preparations in place, though they could not get into the specifics of internal operations.
“Prior to an event of this nature, we don’t get into the specifics of operational planning and preparation,” Seattle Police Department Spokesman Randy Huserik told the DCNF.