Donald Trump indictment: NYPD told to show up in ‘full uniform’ after grand jury report

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New York City police officers stand by near the Time Warner Center in New York on Dec. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Donald Trump indictment: NYPD told to show up in ‘full uniform’ after grand jury report

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All officers with the New York Police Department were instructed to show up at 7 a.m. on Friday in “full uniform.” The order comes after a Manhattan grand jury indicted former President Donald Trump on Thursday.

The grand jury voted that there was enough evidence to charge Trump in relation to a cover-up of hush money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016.

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The department said even detectives who usually dress in plain clothes are expected to wear their full uniform as the city prepares for unrest. More law enforcement officers will also patrol the city in all five boroughs, although there were no credible threats.

“The department remains ready and available to respond to protests and counter protests,” NYPD said in a statement to the Wall Street Journal. The department said it is working with federal and state officials on safety protocols.

Trump encouraged his supporters to protest in the streets of New York when he initially warned of his arrest earlier this month. City and law enforcement officials have been meeting to discuss security preparations in the weeks since.

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Discussions between the NYPD and the FBI have focused on the possibility that a criminal charge against Trump may increase threats to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and his staff, according to CNN. Other topics included courthouse security and the potential for protests outside of the courthouse. A barricade was also previously installed around the New York courthouse, where a grand jury spent months listening to testimony surrounding the Daniels investigation.

The police department said it will respect the public’s First Amendment rights but won’t tolerate property damage or violence. It added a “gentle reminder” that firearms aren’t allowed in courthouses and government buildings.

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