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City of Cleveland orders LGBT flag to be flown at half-staff following deadly Orlando mass shooting

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Posted at 9:17 PM, Jun 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-12 21:30:05-04

The City of Cleveland has ordered that the LGBT flag be flown at half-staff in honor of the victim's of Sunday's terror attack in Orlando. 

The Cleveland Division of Police and the Cleveland FBI issued a joint response in response to the mass shooting that left 50 people dead, saying, in part, that there are currently no threats to the local LGBT community.

Read the entire statement below.

Our deepest and most sorrowful condolences go out to the victims, families, friends, and all those impacted by the tragic and senseless act of hate and terror in Orlando, Florida. Hate crimes and violence cannot and will not be tolerated.
At this time, the Cleveland Division of Police has determined that there are currently no local threats to
the City of Cleveland’s LGBT community. We remain committed to ensuring the safety of all our citizens through law enforcement partnerships.
The Cleveland Division of Police, FBI, and our other federal, state, and local law enforcement partners
continue to work together to ensure the city is a safe and secure environment.
“During this time of tragedy and sadness, we must remain vigilant and prepared to protecting the City of
Cleveland’s citizens and visitors at all times,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “We have formed deep
bonds and partnerships with many law enforcement agencies across all levels and will utilize these
partnerships in the present and future.”

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