Local law enforcement to prepare for possible post-election day violence
WICOMICO COUNTY, Md. – As we inch closer to the November 3rd election, some law enforcement agencies in the state are bracing for possible civil unrest on election day. But here on the shore, some officers say it’s not election day that may be the problem, but the days after. According to Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis, he and his officers have been talking about what days following the election will look like. He says he’s hoping that it will be peaceful no matter who wins, but he has been training his officers for dealing with possible disruption and violence. He adds that if anything were to take place his team would be ready
“I think the days following the election are going to be very tumultuous for our country, very challenging for our country, and we are having to train and discuss what I believe is going to be the inevitable. I’m confident that we will protect Wicomico County and the citizens of Wicomico County,” said Lewis.
Other law enforcement here on the shore that we spoke with say they’re not anticipating any violence on election day but of course, they’ll be prepared if anything were to happen.