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Report: Charlotte Excelled In Security During DNC

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(Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

(Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A federal agency is praising the way the city of Charlotte handled security during last year’s Democratic National Convention.

A U.S Justice Department report released Tuesday says Charlotte excelled in security and crowd control. It says Charlotte police successfully controlled demonstrations and made only 25 arrests.

The report says there were problems with convention-related traffic, and housing some out-of-town officers. About 50 officers were relocated because there was no air conditioning in their rooms.

Police Chief Rodney Monroe says the report shows that Charlotte can manage major events.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department received a $50 million federal security grant to help with the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Organizers called the convention a success, attracting as many as 35,000 people to North Carolina’s largest city, including 15,000 journalists and 6,000 delegates.

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