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Philadelphia police and city officials are preparing from any unrest that might occur following the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin
Gov. Tom Wolf announced Friday he’s sending about 1,000 more to help with the inauguration of Democrat Joe Biden on Wednesday. He’s previously deployed about 1,000 to Washington. Wolf has also called up about 450 Guard members to protect the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg and other possible targets of unrest.
“My soldiers need to be paid, and they need to have health insurance so that their families can be taken care of,” said Pennsylvania Army National Guard Lt. Col. Albert Fogle.
The mayor’s office said the city requested that the guard help with “the current situation and election preparation.”
The Philadelphia Inquirer’s investigation included allegations of rampant sexual harassment and discrimination, and a pattern of reprisal against those speaking out about misconduct.
A Q&A with Brigadier General David Wood, who oversees all domestic response missions as the Director of the Joint Staff for the Pennsylvania National Guard.