Police Chief: LeBron Hires More Off-Duty Officers

As Cleveland braces for Lebron James‘ decision today, the CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER reports that James has recently increased security at his Bath Township, Ohio, mansion outside Cleveland.

Lebron James Mansion

Bath Township Police Chief Michael McNeely said,  “He has hired our officers to work off-duty at his property,. There has always been an officer there, inside the gate. He has increased the number of officers working there in the past week.

If James knew he was staying in Cleveland, why did he recently hire more cops to guard his estate?

The Plain Dealer also noted:

McNeeley said he has a plan in place in case hundreds of people show up that would include calling in aid from surrounding police departments. The Bath force has 20 officers.

“We’re hoping we won’t need it,” he said.

Based on comments from longtime Plain Dealer Cavaliers beat reporter Brian Windhorst, who is from Akron and has known James for 10 years, McNeely might. Read more…