Sheriff alters procedure for Trump rally after past violence

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff’s office has changed its procedures for an upcoming Donald Trump rally after an altercation at a previous one.

A lawyer representing the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office tells The Fayetteville Observer ( ) that it will be ready for a Trump campaign visit on Tuesday.

During a Trump appearance in March, a man in the audience hit a protester as he was being led out. That man faces assault and other charges.

Ronnie Mitchell is the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office lawyer.

He says the sheriff’s office reviewed the altercation and adjusted its procedures. He declined to elaborate on what’s changed but said the office is working on its security plan for the upcoming event.

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