Wisconsin will be sending 45 members of the State Patrol to
Cleveland next month to help with security at the Republican
That is 11
percent of the State Patrol's 409 sworn staff members.
Department of Transportation spokeswoman Patty Mayers says those
going to the convention are being diverted from lower priority
assignments and on overtime. She says all of the costs will be
funded by Ohio through a mutual aid agreement.
A North Carolina
police department last month rescinded its offer to send 50
officers to Cleveland amid concerns about the city's readiness for
an event expected to draw 50,000 people.
Murray says the
Wisconsin State Patrol has not been asked for assistance in
providing security for the Democratic Party convention in