Suffolk Country Police Department contradicts Trump, says it won’t tolerate brutality from officers.

Suffolk Country Police Department contradicts Trump, says it won’t tolerate brutality from officers.



President Donald Trump speaks at Suffolk Community College on July 28, 2017 in Brentwood, New York.

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The Suffolk County Police Department wants its cops to know that they shouldn’t listen to President Donald Trump’s directions. Hours after the commander in chief seemed to endorse police brutality during a speech at a Long Island community college by calling on  cops to be a little less nice to suspects, the police department begged to disagree. The Suffolk County Police Department said it “will not tolerate roughing up of prisoners” and made sure to note that violations are taken “extremely seriously.”

The department issued the statement after Trump told police officers “don’t be too nice” during a speech that was largely about combating criminal gangs. “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?’” the president said.

Many of the gathered police officers cheered and clapped Trump’s seeming endorsement of police brutality. That was particularly galling considering the president spoke to an audience made up of officers from the Suffolk County Police…

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