How ready is the Cleveland Police Department for possible trouble surrounding the Republican National Convention?

Donald Trump’s warnings of possible riots and a futile, but much-publicized, online petition to allow guns inside Quicken Loans Arena are stoking fears of what might happen.

And similar, but separate, concerns are being expressed by both the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association and the NAACP.

CPPA President Steve Loomis says the police department and city are “behind the eight ball,” way behind where experts believe they should be in training and equipping police for possible protests and confrontations surrounding the convention.

Loomis says, thus far, 500 officers have received just three days of crowd control training from federal FEMA agents.

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