Former President Donald Trump Set to Surrender to Authorities Following Indictment
Former President Donald Trump is set to turn himself in to authorities at a Manhattan courthouse on Tuesday afternoon after being indicted earlier this week. According to court officials, Trump is expected to make his first appearance in court on this day.
Trump’s attorney, Joe Tacopina, has stated that he does not anticipate his client being handcuffed upon his surrender. He also confirmed that Trump will not be taking a plea deal on this case as he believes that there is no crime committed, and they have substantial legal challenges.
Trump’s Surrender Process
Upon surrendering, Trump’s fingerprints and photos will be taken before he appears in court. This process is standard for all individuals who have been indicted, however, many have noted that this procedure is being emphasized by the media in a way that is attempting to humiliate former President Donald Trump.
Order to Disclose Indictment to Public
The judge presiding over the case has allowed Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg to publicly announce the indictment against former President Donald Trump. The judge made this decision after carefully considering that disclosing the true bill returned by the grand jury and the filing of the indictment would serve the public’s interest and be a justifiable exercise of the court’s discretion. Bragg subsequently confirmed the indictment and announced preparations for Trump’s surrender.
Show of Force by NYPD
The New York City Police Department has ordered all 36,000 officers and 19,000 civilian employees to report to work in full uniform as a show of force to deter any potential unrest that may arise. Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell stated that while there are currently no credible threats to the city, the NYPD remains prepared to respond to events happening on the ground and keep New Yorkers safe.