After confirming and reassuring that he will remain dedicated to the law enforcement agencies, GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump gave the Cleveland Police Commissioner Calvin Williams a call in which he expressed his gratitude to him and others for maintaining the GOP Convention in Cleveland peaceful and in the right order.
Presidential candidate Donald Trump called Cleveland police Chief Calvin Williams on Friday afternoon to thank the department for its work patrolling this year’s Republican National Convention.
Williams received the call outside the Quicken Loans Arena, when the officers who worked as a bike patrol were gathered for photos and a media availability. Several officers crowded around the chief when Trump made the call, and Williams put the candidate on speakerphone.
“He just wanted to thank us, the Cleveland Division of Police and law enforcement here, for a nice safe week for everybody,” Williams said. “That it wasn’t like people predicted. Even not like he predicted.”
An officer who crowded around Williams captured audio of Trump’s call on speakerphone. Williams and police spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia said they would release the video with permission from Trump’s campaign.
A Trump spokesman said he would have to run the request by the candidate to give permission to release the audio.
But Fox 8 news, which had a reporter and cameraman outside the Q at the time Trump called, posted a video with audio of the phone call.
It is doubtful that Hillary Clinton will make the same move in with the Philadelphia Police Chief after the Democratic Convention comes to an end next week. It is truly amazing how during the several day GOP Convention in Cleveland there were no greater incidents, thanks to the professionalism of the Cleveland Police Department.