Long Island police department responds to Trump: We don’t tolerate roughing up prisoners

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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 treat subjects violently.

“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.”

The president laid out violent methods as to how police should treat subjects in a speech that was meant to address the brutal criminal gang known as MS-13, or Mara Salvatrucha.

“When you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddywagon, you just see them thrown in, rough, I said, ‘Please don’t be too nice,’ ” the president said.

“Like when you guys put somebody in the car and you’re protecting their head, you know, the way you put their hand over?” the president continued. “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?’ ”

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