CNN Law Enforcement analyst John Miller reported Thursday evening that every New York City police officer of every rank has been called to show up for duty in uniform Friday after the unprecedented criminal indictment of former President Donald Trump.
💥#BREAKING: NYPD Has Ordered Every Cop Of Every Rank To ‘Show Up In Uniform Tomorrow’
➡️ The New York Police Department is requesting every officer in the City to show up to work tomorrow, according to CNN Analyst John Miller.
➡️ This come after the breaking News that… pic.twitter.com/7yI9ixkv42
— JDO News (@JDO_News) March 31, 2023
Appearing on The Situation Room with host Wolf Blitzer, Miller reported that an ominous teletype went out shortly after news of the indictment by crusading Anti-Trump Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg was announced.
Although there are no specific security threats at present, the NYPD wants to be prepared:
WOLF BLITZER: We’ve got some news some news coming in now about security preparations underway in New York City. John Miller is our chief law enforcement and intelligence analyst. He’s joining us on the phone right now. You’re well plugged in there, John. What are you hearing?
JOHN MILLER: Well, as of a few moments ago, a teletype went out to all NYPD commands in New York City, ordering that all members of the department, no matter what their rank or assignment, show up in uniform tomorrow [Friday]. So clearly, the NYPD is preparing to have all of its options open in case they have to mobilize a large number of police officers. Right now as they’re scanning, they’re not seeing any plans for any major protests, but that could change overnight because this news is very fresh.
WOLF BLITZER: Very fresh indeed. I know that here in Washington, when there’s a real bad situation unfolding, they start mobilizing military personnel. Any talk of that in New York City?
JOHN MILLER: No, we don’t do that in New York City. There’s 36,000 police officers in the NYPD. And large groups of them that are specially trained in disorder control. So this is something that they would want to maintain command and control over in a linear way without bringing in outside entities, especially from outside the city government.
WOLF BLITZER: Yes. So the manpower in New York is significant. So it’s going to be a little tense the next at least the next few days. Is that right, John?
JOHN MILLER: Well, I think what you’re going to have is is the the watching I mean, the Intelligence Bureau will be looking at social media to see what’s gathering any kind of numbers around demonstrations that people say they’re going to attend. They’ll be looking at groups, of course, because, you know, we learned lessons from January 6th, groups like the Proud Boys, the Three Percenters, the Oath Keepers and so on. But I think that they’re going to deploy precaution, precaution, at least, you know, around the courthouse for two important dates. One will be tomorrow when this announcement is possibly going to come out publicly, because it hasn’t been officially announced yet. And the second day, which will be the real challenge, will be at whatever time the district attorney and lawyers for Donald Trump arrange for him to surrender. And that’s when I think, given past experience, the former president’s statements and the statements of at least one of his attorneys, seems like the day that you would see a larger crowd.
No significant protests were reported outside Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan Thursday evening after the indictment was announced. However, it was a late-breaking story and no one knows what to expect as things progress. Activity could ramp up over the weekend, and intensify next Tuesday when Trump is reportedly going to turn himself in to prosecutors.
Photos from outside DA Bragg’s office as NYPD prepares for former President Trump’s surrender to authorities and possible protests… Friday morning, March 31, lower Manhattan pic.twitter.com/nVh4UphsyL
— Robert Costa (@costareports) March 31, 2023
“This is going to cause a logistical nightmare for the city because of the protests and because this is going to have to keep him not contained but protected,” ABC News contributor Rich Frankel said. “I’m sure the FBI is working on any threats [and] they’re going to look at any intelligence coming in towards the president and threatening everybody else.”
One thing is for sure—this case is going to be an absolute circus.
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