01/08/2012

Police upgrades for Republican Nat'l Convention approved

The convention is expected to draw up to 15,000 protesters, and organizers expect outside officers to be needed in addition to Tampa's police

By Amy Hollyfield
Tampa Bay Times

TAMPA, Fla. — After its most detailed discussion yet about security for the Republican National Convention, the City Council on Thursday approved the first in a series of police upgrades to be paid for with funds from a $50 million federal grant.

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