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Black Shield opposes vote by CPPA to endorse Donald Trump

Harry Boomer via Cleveland 19 News


There's continued controversy for the Cleveland police union, and it's all over a vote to endorse Donald Trump for President.

Some members are not happy with that vote and are now demanding action.

Taking that vote was controversial from the start, but the results have met a wall of opposition from members of Cleveland's black community and the Black Shield, which represents the police department's cops of color.

"There are officers on this police force, White, Black and Hispanic that do not agree with this endorsement," said Lynn Hampton, president of Black Shield Policeman's Association.

Recently, fewer than a third of the almost 1,200 members the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association voted to endorse controversial GOP presidential candidate Trump.


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