2004-08-20 / Community

NYPD Floyd Bennett Field Drill Shows City Is Ready For RNC


The New York City Police Department showed off its plans for handling demonstrations at the upcoming Republican National Convention with a series of drill scenarios held for the media at Floyd Bennett Field on Thursday morning. The NYPD’s new anti-terrorist helicopter was on view at the media demonstration.
The New York City Police Department showed off its plans for handling demonstrations at the upcoming Republican National Convention with a series of drill scenarios held for the media at Floyd Bennett Field on Thursday morning. The NYPD’s new anti-terrorist helicopter was on view at the media demonstration. Also on view were a number of vehicles used by the NYPD, including an armored vehicle used in hostage or terrorist situations.
Also on view were a number of vehicles used by the NYPD, including an armored vehicle used in hostage or terrorist situations. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelley spoke with reporters about the convention and the need to balance a police presence with the right of citizens to demonstrate peacefully.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelley spoke with reporters about the convention and the need to balance a police presence with the right of citizens to demonstrate peacefully. NYPD arrest teams move in swiftly to arrest those who attempt to disrupt the delegates at the convention.
NYPD arrest teams move in swiftly to arrest those who attempt to disrupt the delegates at the convention. Police officers, playing the part of demonstrators, march on police.
Police officers, playing the part of demonstrators, march on police.

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