Cleveland police chief hits the streets to keep the peace

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland’s police chief has never been far from the action during the Republican convention.

Instead of holing up at a command center somewhere, Calvin Williams has been hitting the streets to keep the peace.

He took charge Wednesday when a flag-burning turned into a melee. He stepped in when demonstrators nearly came to blows. And he has joined bicycle officers on patrol.

Police say there have been only 22 arrests so far during the convention, well below the many hundreds that some feared.

Williams says “so far, so good,” and that he and thousands of local, state and federal law enforcement officer will continue to work to make to make sure the convention ends Thursday on a positive note.