Fort Worth, Texas – The Fort Worth Police Department released a statement Monday morning clarifying an incident that occurred near a polling place on October 30.
This after a video posted on social media in which they reported that police officers escorted a pro-Trump caravan that was trying to intimidate voters in an area that is predominantly inhabited by African-Americans in the city.
The video posted on Twitter already has more than 3 million visits, in which several people can be seen driving on the streets of Richardson Street, with large flags and banners in support of Trump stuck to their vehicles.
At the scene, there were also patrol cars from the Fort Worth Police Department and the Tarrant County Sheriff around the vehicles with their horns blared amid the crowd present.
The crowd present was yelling and complaining that alleged Trump supporters were being “disrespectful.”
Following this incident, the Fort Worth police issued a statement that read:
“On October 30, 2020, Fort Worth police officers were asked to be present near various polling places due to complaints of possible voter intimidation. A motorcade of vehicles approached a polling place near Miller Street and was surrounded by a large walking crowd. In an effort to ease the situation, officers entered the crowd to allow the surrounded vehicles to leave the area without further altercations. At no time did Fort Worth police officers escort vehicles to any area to allow any intimidation of voters. Our goal is to keep everyone safe, even from fear and intimidation, while exercising their First Amendment rights, “said the Fort Worth Police Department.