Two days after President Donald Trump advised police to not "be too nice" while delivering a speech on Long Island, the Boston Police Department is responding.
"As a department, we do not and will not tolerate roughing up of prisoners", the statement said. It says violations of those rules and procedures are treated "extremely seriously". "As a police department, we are committed to helping people, not harming them". He described the precautions typically taken by police where they place a hand over a suspect's head while they're being put into a police vehicle to protect them.
Despite applause from the audience, which was comprised of federal and law enforcement personnel from the New York-New Jersey area, the Suffolk County department quickly distanced itself from Trump's statements. "Like, don't hit their head and they've just killed somebody".
The police department in the NY county where President Donald Trump appeared to advocate rougher treatment of suspects is condemning the practice.
Other law enforcement departments as well as officials did not buy Trump's argument. These laws are stacked against you. While the speech was largely focused on the fight against the gang MS-13, it appeared that Trump was directing his comments about police interactions with suspected criminals in general. "I said, 'Please don't be too nice, '" he said. Addressing a gathering of law enforcement officers in NY, the President said, "Please don't be too nice".
Attorney Antonio Moore discusses the recent comments by President Donald Trump to police in NY about thugs and criminals. The violent global group has terrorised communities on Long Island and in other parts of the country. The venue is close to where the ultra-violent street gang MS-13 has committed a string of gruesome murders, including April's massacre of four young men.