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Long Island Police Department Rejects Trump’s Call For Police Brutality: We Don’t Tolerate Roughing Up Prisoners

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Long Island Police Department Rejects Trump’s Call For Police Brutality: We Don’t Tolerate Roughing Up Prisoners





The Suffolk County Police Department said they do not tolerate the “roughing up of prisoners” in response to President Trump’s address to police on Long Island on Wednesday, in which the president said cops should be physically “rough” with suspects they arrest.

“The SCPD has strict rules & procedures relating to the handling of prisoners. Violations of those rules are treated extremely seriously,” the department tweeted.



“As a department, we do not and will not tolerate roughing up of prisoners.”

While giving a major law enforcement and immigration policy speech in Long Island, N.Y., the president endorsed police brutality when he told police officers not to be “too nice” to suspects they are arresting. The president suggested that officers should not be concerned with the suspects’ safety, telling officers to hit their heads on the doors of their police cars.

“When you see these towns and when you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon, you just see them thrown in, rough, and I said, ‘Please don’t be too nice,’” Trump told the audience at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood.

“Like when you guys put somebody in the car and you’re protecting their head, you know, the way you put their hand over, like, don’t hit their head and they’ve just killed somebody, don’t hit their head, I said, ‘You can take the hand away, OK?’” he added.

His remarks received a round of applause.

“For years and years, [laws have] been made to protect the criminal,” Trump said. “Totally protect the criminal, not the officers. You do something wrong, you’re in more jeopardy than they are. These laws are stacked against you. We’re changing those laws.”

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