Sources reported that the NYPD is sending 200 of its own members to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, to help police the area during President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Law enforcement sources said that the district is taking help of 3,000 officials of departments across the country for the swearing-in ceremony.
The opening celebration will be much shorter than usual due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Biden urged his supporters not to travel to DC, and the traditional parade on Pennsylvania Avenue was abolished in favor of a “virtual” parade.
But following the devastation at the hands of a pro-Trump mob in deadly Capitol Hill last week, Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has asked federal officials to execute several security measures before this year’s inauguration.
Bauser, A. Saturday letter The Department of Homeland Security, asked officials to cancel permit gatherings from 11 January to 24 January.
The mayor is also seeking an extension of the “national security incident period”, and for more preparatory preparations time “given new threats from insurgent acts of domestic terrorists.”