Cops Back Away From Trump's Recommendation Of More Police Brutality

President Trump points to the crowd during his speech Friday on Long Island

'Like when you guys put somebody in the vehicle and you're protecting their head, you know, the way you put their hand over?' the president continued, mimicking the gesture.

"You can take the hand away, ok", he continued as he talked about gang violence and members of the transnational gang group MS-13.

Trump made the comments at a gathering of law enforcement officers at Suffolk County Community College in NY. Totally made to protect the criminal.

"Some of these criminals are hard core criminals you really anxious about them banging their heads?"

Following Mr. Trump's comments, the International Association of Chiefs of Police issued a statement laying out the need for use-of-force policies among police departments.

Though Trump's comments were met by applause and laughter by some of the officers sitting behind him, the Suffolk County police department didn't think Trump's words were amusing.

GPD rejects President Trump's remarks concerning the treatment of prisoners via Twitter and Facebook. It said the department "has strict rules & procedures relating to the handling of prisoners".

"Violations of those rules and procedures are treated extremely seriously".

'As a department, we do not and will not tolerate roughing up prisoners'.

While speaking about the administration's efforts to take on global gangs to law enforcement officers at the Suffolk County Community College in Long Island, New York, Trump joked that officers should be rougher with suspects and suggested letting them hit their heads on police cars.

"Law enforcement officers are trained to treat all individuals, whether they are a complainant, suspect, or defendant, with dignity and respect", read the IACP statement, which did not mention Mr. Trump. "This is the bedrock principle behind the concepts of procedural justice and police legitimacy".

Jeffery Robinson, deputy legal director at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and director of the ACLU's Trone Center for Justice and Equality, recently shared his reaction to Trump's speech in a statement posted on the organization's website.

"We are working diligently in Baltimore to build relationships of trust and respect between our police officers and the community", Pugh spokesman Anthony McCarthy said. "This violates our Constitution, our department policy and the public trust".

Maya Wiley, the chairwoman of the city's Civilian Complaint Review Board, condemned Mr. Trump's speech, saying in a statement that it was "shameful, risky and damages the progress our city has made toward improving police-community relations".

"Please don't be too nice".

And when a protester interrupted a Las Vegas rally, Trump said "guys like that" used to be 'carried out in a stretcher, ' adding: 'I'd like to punch him in the face, I tell ya'.

Trump's remarks came after he spoke about towns ravaged by gang violence, and his push for funding for 10,000 additional Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officers.

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