Sheriff's department won't seek $130K in Trump rally costs

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Orange County Sheriff's Department says it won't pursue a nearly $130,000 payment from the OC Fair and Event Center for costs related to President Trump's campaign rally last year at the fairgrounds that turned violent.

The Orange County Register reports Thursday that fair officials repeatedly sought payment from the Trump campaign to pay the sheriff's department — with no luck.

So the sheriff's department decided to rescind its invoice seeking payment from the fair.

Fair and Event Center chairman Nick Berardino calls the department's decision "gracious."

The rally drew a large crowd at Pacific Amphitheatre. After the event, anti-Trump demonstrators blocked streets, threw bottles and damaged police cars. Seventeen people were arrested.


Information from: The Orange County Register,     

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