Law Enforcement Stretched Resources For ECU Game, Ryan Rally Visit

Pitt County and Greenville law enforcement had 2 major back to back events at ECU, and when monetary resources are thin it can put on a strain on law enforcement, but they're not saying how much was spent for security at the game or vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's speech on campus Monday. Ryan's headquarters did not comment Tuesday either.

East Carolina University Police coordinates the security with other agencies for all home games, but then had short notice to coordinate for Monday's Paul Ryan speech on campus. 175 sworn and non-sworn officers from the sheriff's office, the highway patrol and other law enforcement assisted in the two events, even when some agencies also offered services to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

"There were some officers and other resources that were dedicated to the DNC, so that did make some challenges to try to find and pulling some resources to make the event a success," said ECU Police Lt. Chris Sutton.

The only major problem during the game was the heat, and during Ryan's visit, limited space meant close to 2,000 people were turned away.


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