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Debate security: Elite NYPD squad stands guard in Downtown Brooklyn

April 15, 2016 By Mary Frost Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Photo by Mary Frost

Members of the NYPD’s elite Strategic Response Group (SRG) set up a staging area on Tillary Street in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday prior to the Hillary Clinton / Bernie Sanders debate.

The mobilization point was close to the Brooklyn Navy Yard, where the debate took place, and Downtown Brooklyn, where various protests were expected.

The SRG is tasked with handling terror and active shooter situations, protest control and other emergencies.