City vows ‘pronounced’ police presence for championship game

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City vows ‘pronounced’ police presence for championship game

City officials voiced confidence Thursday that they are prepared for anything that might accompany Monday’s College Football Playoff Championship, even a last-minute presidential visit.

Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields said that while the city didn’t learn until a few days ago that President Donald Trump would be attending the game between Georgia and Alabama they had coordinated in advance with the Secret Service just in case.

“The only thing we had to modify is our traffic plan,” Shields said at a press conference attended by city officials and local and national law enforcement. “We’re ready to roll.”

A complete story on the city’s plans for security for Monday night’s big game will be posted later this afternoon on our premium site, myajc.com.

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