CLEVELAND – This morning, Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Police Chief Calvin D. Williams provided the media with an overview of actions that transpired in the event zone as it relates to the Republican National Convention. Watch the press conference in its entirety A brief summary follows.
Safety and Security Updates:
- No security updates from last night. It was a quiet night.
- Arrest records for all RNC related arrests.
- Safety is our first priority.
- We support lawful expression of first and second amendment rights.
- Open carry has not been an issue, but has required additional resources.
- A total of 18 arrests were made during the incident bringing the total of RNC event related arrests to 23.
- Temperatures expected to reach the mid-90s
- Stay hydrated, drink water, seek shade, wear lightweight, loose and light colored clothing.
- If you experience signs of Heat Exhaustion (heavy sweating, weakness, cold, pale and clammy skin; fast, weak pulse; nausea or vomiting; dizziness or fainting) or Heat Stroke (high body temperature (above 103°F)*, hot, red, dry or moist skin, rapid and strong pulse or unconsciousness), seek medical attention. City’s EMS staff is stationed around the city.
- Cleveland Water has four spigots to fill water bottles:
- Willard Park on the north side near Lakeside Avenue
- Perk Plaza on the south side
- Mall A on the south side near Rockwell
- Settlers Landing
- Cleveland Water’s buggies are at four locations:
- West Sixth Street and Frankfort
- Kirtland Park
- Sumner Court (first aid village)
- Public Square
The next media briefing will be Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.