Cleveland police union to NRANews: We won’t enforce illegal laws

Cam Edwards, host of Cam & Company at has followed up on a story published last week which revealed that Cleveland's police union is not pleased with Mayor Frank Jackson's order to ignore HB347.

Cam interviewed Buckeye Firearms Association Region Leader Chris Chumita on his show last Friday about the story, and in a follow-up segment yesterday, Edwards blew the story wide open during an interview with Officer Steve Loomis, the president of the Cleveland Police Patrolman’s Association.

From Cam's blog story following up on the interview:

    Officer Loomis told me that the mayor has instructed the police to continue to enforce the local ordinances that have been pre-empted, but Officer Loomis also told me that he has told the police to not follow the mayor’s order, because he believes the mayor is telling the officers to act illegally.

Officer Loomis also made extensive comments on how troublesome and dangerous the old "plain sight" requirement in Ohio law was for Cleveland's law enforcement officers, and how happy his officers were to see "plain sight" provision repealed.

The entire interview will be available at until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday evening. Cam begins discussing the story at the top of the first hour, and the interview segment appears about 25 minutes into the show.

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