Cleveland looking to buy riot gear for Republican convention
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Cleveland is looking to buy riot gear in preparation for the Republican National Convention in July.
Using part of a $50 million federal security grant, the city is looking to buy 2,000 sets of riot gear which includes riot-control suits and collapsible batons, reported. Specifically, it referred to the "Elite Defender" riot-control suit and 26-inch baton manufactured by Monadnock.
The city posted a notice on its contracting website this week looking for bidders to provide the equipment. 
The city also plans to use bicycles, motorcycles, sets of tactical armor and two horse trailers.
About 50,000 visitors are expected to come to Cleveland during the convention. The Cleveland Police force will be joined by those from other areas to form a force of about 5,000 officers.
The city will spend about $30 million of the federal grant on personnel and about $20 million on equipment, Mayor Frank Jackson's administration told City Council last month, according to