DALLAS, Texas - Dallas police are calling their preparation and response to Donald Trump’s Dallas visit a success.
During the presumptive Republican nominee’s Thursday Rally at Gilley’s, police say one person was arrested and one person was injured. Seven people were pulled out from the crowd for their own safety, but not arrested.
Even with a few scuffles, police are calling the event a success when it came to public safety and crowd control.
Police Chief David Brown praised his officers, saying short notice didn't affect the department's response.
One sergeant described his strategy to keeping Trump supporters and protestors calm.
“The main thing we were looking for was to let them have the debate, to let them say what they want to say, to let them vent. But before it got out of hand, to be able to step in,” explained Sgt. James Bristo. “I was very proud of our guys. We've been pulling for training like this for a while.”
Hundreds of officers worked the rally. Around 600 officers were trained for riot control, just one day before the last-minute event.