(UPDATE) 300 Pa. Troopers Headed to Baltimore
[Update 11:20 a.m.] Gov. Tom Wolf announced today that the state will send 300 members of the Pennsylvania State Police to Baltimore to assist in restoring the calm there.
“Our troopers and emergency personnel are sources of pride for our commonwealth,” Wolf said in a press release. “Our thoughts will be with them and their families as they help our neighbors in Baltimore during this difficult time. We hope that with their assistance, calm will prevail and the Baltimore community can begin to move forward.”
The deployment will begin later this week. The State of Maryland will reimburse Pennsylvania for the expenses of the deployment.
[Original] The state of Pennsylvania is ready to send troopers to Baltimore to help restore calm in that city, officials say.
State police in Pennsylvania say they have offered assistance following riots in Baltimore but haven’t been asked to come to the area. Police say the offer was made in response to an Emergency Management Assistance Compact request from Maryland’s emergency management agency.
Pennsylvania state police say they have been talking with state police in Maryland and with Baltimore city officials but as of this point they “have not been requested to deploy to that area.”
Maryland officials are under the impression some law enforcement assistance has arrived from Pennsylvania, according to TribLive:
Three hundred law enforcement officials from Pennsylvania have deployed in Baltimore to help keep the peace in the embattled city, according to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan.
Hogan said that 300 officers from Pennsylvania, 150 from New Jersey and 45 from the District of Columbia have been deployed. Maryland officials were not able to say where the Pennsylvania officers are from.