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    Over 100 police agencies pull out of Democratic convention

    More than 100 police agencies will no longer send personnel to boost security measures at next month's Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee — partly over concerns about a recent directive ordering city cops not to use tear gas to control crowds.

    The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission, a citizen oversight commission, last week ordered the city's police chief to publicly account for why the police department used tear gas in late May and early June during protests over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

    That order also directed the department to change its policies to ban the use of tear gas and pepper spray — and that Milwaukee's police chief Alfonso Morales could be fired if he does not comply.

    "When you rule an unlawful assembly to help break up that crowd, once we deem them unruly, that's a safe manner in doing so. Not having those tools increases the potential for more violence," he said. "That's a big concern for the law enforcement community within Milwaukee and outside of Milwaukee...

    Over 100 police agencies pull out of Democratic convention

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    Good on them.

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    That's making a statement.

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    I support their decision.

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    Can you blame them?

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