DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate for president, spoke at Tri-C in Cleveland on Friday. During her visit to northeast Ohio, she met with Black Lives Matter activists.
A Clinton campaign aide said Friday they planned to discuss how to advance equity and opportunity in the African-American community, per the Associated Press.
Following the meeting, President of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association Steve Loomis released the following statement:
Hillary Clinton shows where her priorities lie when she meets with radicals from Black Lives Matters but refuses requests to meet with our local police officers here in Cleveland, Ohio, and the nation. By accepting an endorsement from this racially exclusive and divisive group that encourages attacks against police officers, she sets back our efforts to restore trust with the law-abiding citizens we serve in our communities. The result of Hillary Clinton's decision to fuel animosity against police is that cops will stop proactively policing in the neighborhoods where their presence is needed the most. The law-abiding citizens will continue to suffer and the only ones who will benefit will be those who continue to victimize them.
The association recently took a vote on whom to back in a presidential election for the first time in the organization's history. As a result, the CPPA endorsed controversial GOP candidate Donald Trump.
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