Donald Trump’s campaign blamed an unidentified man for manhandling a protester at a Saturday afternoon rally in Tucson, but POLITICO has learned that the man was in fact part of Trump’s own security detail.
During the rally, the man introduced himself to Tucson police officers as a member of Trump’s security team during a discussion about the large contingent of protesters at the rally, according to a source who witnessed the exchange in the upper level of the Tucson Convention Center. The source said the man, dressed in a dark pullover embroidered with the logo for “Trump National Doral” resort, also could be seen directing uniformed security personnel inside the convention center, which hosted the rally.
Donald Trump will be speaking at in Tucson at 2pm. A #StopTrump protest is at 1pm at the TCC.
From the current 992 to 808 at the end of the fiscal year, from the Tucson Sentinel:
Although TPD’s authorized strength is 992 sworn officers, the department has fewer on the payroll, and will be down to about 880 officers on July 1, he said.
If no new officers were hired and trained, the natural rate of attrition would see the department down to about 808 officers by the end of the fiscal year, Magnus said.