Saturday, August 14, 1999

Deal killed on Klan rally; judge to decide

The Associated Press

        CLEVELAND — A federal judge Friday voided a settlement between the city and its largest police union that set up arrangements for handling a Ku Klux Klan rally.

        U.S. District Judge Patricia Gaughan's order means she will now decide whether the rally can go ahead as scheduled Aug. 21.

        Assuming the rally is held, Judge Gaughan will also determine where the Klan members can change into their robes — something that has been a major sticking point in a dispute between Mayor Michael R. White and the 1,700-member Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association.

        The KKK wants to rally downtown a few hours before the Cleveland Browns play their first home game in nearly four years, and at the same time as an exposition for black families. The Cleveland Rockers, the city's pro women's basketball team, also play at nearby Gund Arena.

        The union asked Judge Gaughan to block the rally, saying it would be too hard to provide security for all the events that day. The union also wanted the Klan's dressing area moved from a city police garage that Mr. White considered using. Police said the garage was a secure area with sensitive undercover equipment.


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