Clinton postpones Charlotte campaign stop as city’s security resources stretched thin

Hillary Clinton

CHARLOTTE–Hillary Clinton’s campaign says she has decided to postpone her planned trip to Charlotte, North Carolina, on Sunday after hearing from community leaders.

Clinton announced earlier Friday that she would travel to Charlotte in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of a black man by a Charlotte police officer.

But Clinton’s campaign now says that after further discussions with community leaders, the Democratic presidential nominee will postpone the trip to avoid straining the city’s resources.

Clinton’s decision came after Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts told CNN that Clinton should postpone her visit because the city’s security resources were stretched thin.

Clinton now plans to visit Charlotte on Oct. 2, provided things have calmed down.

Here is a statement from the campaign: