Pittsburgh police ordered to carry riot gear in case Trump fires Mueller

Pittsburgh police ordered to carry riot gear in case Trump fires Mueller
Police in riot gear (Image: YouTube screen grab via Time)

Police detectives in Pittsburgh have been instructed to start bringing their riot gear to work over fears that President Trump could soon fire special counsel Robert Mueller and set off widespread protests.

WTAE reporter Marcie Cipriani obtained emails sent to detectives in Pittsburgh warning them of a “potential large scale protest” in the city.

“There is a belief that President Trump will soon move to fire Special Prosecutor Mueller. This would result in a large protest within 24 hours of the firing,” the email read.

Noting that the “protest would be semi-spontaneous and more than likely happen on short notice,” detectives were instructed to “bring a full uniform and any issued protective equipment (riot gear) with them to work until further notice.”

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The email was signed by Commander Victor Joseph of Pittsburgh’s major crimes division.

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