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Tucson places brakes on motorbike escorts for Trump automobile parades | Native information

Authorizations could not be obtained for comment.

The county sheriff is responsible under state law for registering motorcycle escort services and ensuring that their uniforms and equipment make it clear that they are not law enforcement agencies.

Gwaltney said PCSD has never received a false identity complaint to date.

Amid complaints that Trump Parade escorts were mistaken for TPD officers, “we will review permits” for Southwest Rangers uniforms and gear, he said.

“We want to stick to the rules”

Last Saturday’s Trump Parade began in Park Church on South Columbus Boulevard near East 29th Street.

A pastor gave the crowded crowd of cars, pickups, vans and SUVs a blessing before the caravan set off, said Romero, co-organizer of the rally.

Organizers expected 200 vehicles but 500 showed up, she said.

For Trump supporters, it was a chance to promote their husband in the company of like-minded people, she said. Organizers stressed the importance of staying calm and doing nothing to cause trouble, she said.

“I was proud of our people for showing class,” she said, even as some passers-by in the Trump procession threw eggs and triggered a complaint at TPD.