The funeral home where Muhammed Ali‘s body is being kept before his funeral on Friday is being protected by a team of local law enforcement officers … ShadyLipz has learned.
Witnesses in Louisville, Kentucky spotted several squad cars at A.D. Porter & Sons Tuesday morning — including a Jefferson County Sheriff SUV and two Louisville Metro PD cars.
A rep for the LMPD tells us their officers are working in an off-duty capacity.
We also spoke with the funeral home and a staffer told us the cops are there for two reasons — crowd control and also to protect Muhammad’s body.
The funeral is set for Friday and will probably be a massive event — with huge stars, world leaders and scores of fans expected to attend.
London-born Lewis, 50, became undisputed world champion in 1999, while American Smith, 47, played Ali in the 2001 film of the same name.
Three-time heavyweight world champion Ali died last Friday at the age of 74 in hospital in Phoenix, Arizona.
His funeral will be held in his home town of Louisville, Kentucky.
The other pallbearers will be Jerry Ellis, the brother of Jimmy Ellis, Ali’s former sparring partner and fellow world heavyweight champion, Ali’s cousins John Grady and Jan Wadell, nephew Ibn Ali, former brother-in-law Komawi Ali and family friend John Ramsey.