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General News    H2'ed 7/31/17

NYPD slams Trump comments urging police not to be "too nice" to suspects

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One day after President Donald Trump drew cheers and applause from a crowd of police officers by urging them not to be 'too nice' to suspected criminals, the commissioner of the New York Police Department denounced Trump's comments as sending 'the wrong message.' The department has had a rocky relationship with the Trump administration, particularly after Attorney General Jeff Sessions in April called New York City 'soft on crime,' prompting O'Neill and Mayor Bill de Blasio to publicly rebuke the comment. But the NYPD was not the only police department to speak out against Trump's Friday remarks encouraging violence against suspects. The Suffolk County Police Department, which sent officers to the speech, tweeted afterwards that it maintains strict regulations around the handling of prisoners.
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