AG Landry: Police, firefighters can attend Trump rally in Bossier City

Not a prohibited political activity

Attorney general clears Shreveport police officers, firefighters to attend Trump rally

BOSSIER CITY, La. (KSLA) - On Tuesday, Nov. 12, Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office issued an opinion about police officers and firefighters attending President Donald Trump’s rally Thursday night in Bossier City.

“We note that if the rally or convention is scheduled during normal duty hours, an employee attending such an event must obtain leave from their supervisor to attend such a function.”

Congressman Mike Johnson issued a statement, on Facebook, regarding this concern. “I have been contacted by many, many firefighters and police officers who want to attend the Trump rally, in their individual capacities, but were warned they cannot--even in plain clothes.”

BREAKING NEWS: I have been contacted by many, many firefighters and police officers who want to attend the Trump rally...

Posted by Mike Johnson on Tuesday, November 12, 2019

It is the opinion of the attorney general’s office that the mere attendance at a rally, under the above described facts, is not a prohibited political activity.

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