Everything is practically on deck for the New York Police Department and the Metro Police Department as all officers on Tuesday are expected to be in uniform, ready for anything in the wake of a potential indictment against former President Donald Trump.
Officials in New York City and Washington, D.C., are preparing for possible unrest and demonstrations after the former president’s plea for his supporters to “protest, protest, protest” in response to a possible indictment by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg involving hoarding of funds. Payments to porn star Stormy Daniels.
Trump, 76, said last week he expected to be arrested on Tuesday, but a law enforcement official told DailyMail.com an indictment was not expected until Wednesday at the earliest.
According to an internal memo obtained by CNN, all NYPD officers were notified on Tuesday to be in uniform and ready to deploy in case of any disturbances associated with the possible indictment of Trump. Pictured: New York officers await instruction outside a courtroom on Tuesday, March 21, amid an expected indictment of Trump.
NYPD internal memo CNN obtained it It appears that all officers will be in uniform and be ready to deploy on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Daniels is also beefing up her security after her lawyer says she has received disturbing messages, including some that threaten her life.
Law enforcement officials tell CNN that there are currently no credible threats in New York even though Tuesday is “high alert day.”
Washington metro police are also preparing for protests, but the US Capitol Police “are not currently tracking any direct or credible threats to the US Capitol,” an intelligence assessment of the administration obtained by CNN notes.
The NYPD is the largest police department in the country, with approximately 36,000 current officers and 19,000 civilian employees. This week’s note notes that all 36,000 officers are expected to be in uniform and ready to deploy on Tuesday.
Numerous lawmakers and politicians on both sides of the aisle said no one wants a repeat of Jan. 6 — with Republicans claiming they did not expect the demonstrations to turn violent, but instead warned about the “political circus” surrounding any potential indictment.
On Monday afternoon, the NYPD met with the US Secret Service and Chief of Public Security for state court officers with a decision to tighten security around the courtroom starting Tuesday morning, a law enforcement official told DailyMail.com.
However, the source said that the indictment is not expected until Wednesday at the earliest, and that Trump will likely not be in New York this week.
“They had their meeting and they discussed a whole bunch of things about putting extra lighting in there, how they’re going to put more barriers in there, and sending their response teams,” the official said.
They added that “the NYPD will do what it does when the UN comes to town, with enhanced security.” “But they don’t even think it will happen this week.”
The indictment may come out, but they don’t think Trump will come this week. I was told there is an additional witness who will testify on Wednesday so if there is an indictment it won’t happen until Wednesday or Thursday so they think he will probably come next week.
Trump’s attorney said the former president continues to deny the substance of the allegations of a sexual relationship with Stormy Daniels — calling the $130,000 payment a “nuisance payment” that rich or famous people sometimes use to hide a distraction.
All 36,000 New York City police officers were told to be in uniform and ready to deploy on Tuesday in anticipation of an imminent indictment against Trump. Pictured: NYPD and New York State Courthouse Police patrol the courthouse in Manhattan on Tuesday, March 21
Trump declared himself the victim of a “horse face” Daniels “Stormy” blackmail plot, saying he was targeted by a series of “terrible left-wing Democrat” investigations.
Daniels is also feeling the effects of Trump’s potential looming arrest as her attorney, Clark Brewster TMZ said that her client had been receiving “biting messages” on social media and was taking extra security precautions. He did not divulge the details, fearing that someone might want to harm her.
Some of the public comments online include those calling the porn star a “worthless whore” and a “degenerate whore” claiming she “should be in jail” for “extortion”.
Reporters post outside Trump Tower in New York City as law enforcement prepares for unrest in New York and D.C. in anticipation of the indictment or arrest of the former president.
Trump supporters were photographed outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue Monday after the former president called on his base to “protest, protest, protest” over the impending indictment.
Even as the New York investigation moves toward a conclusion, Trump faces a grand jury in Atlanta and a federal investigation in Washington, which together pose a significant legal risk to the former president.
During the Conservative Political Action Conference, Trump insisted he would remain in the 2024 presidential race even if he faced criminal charges in ongoing investigations into his handling of White House documents and alleged manipulation of the 2020 election.
Former President Donald Trump attends the Palm Beach event at his Mar-a-Lago home and residence in Palm Beach, Florida on Sunday, March 19.
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