Convention cities adjust security plans after shootings

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaigning in West Virginia. (AP photos)

CLEVELAND (AP) – Rising tensions after the deadly ambush of police officers in Dallas have prompted officials in Cleveland and Philadelphia to adjust security plans for this month’s national political conventions.

Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams says his department has “ramped up” its security plans for the GOP convention and moved up by a week the activation of a tip line for reporting suspicious activity.

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross says the fatal shooting of five Dallas police officers last week will require that police take a different tactical approach, although he would not elaborate.

DON’T MISS: WFLA News Channel 8 anchor Keith Cate will be reporting live from both conventions. Next week, Keith will be in Cleveland at the Republican National Convention. Afterwards, he’ll travel to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention. Live reports on News Channel 8.  

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