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(NEW YORK) — After Donald Trump on Friday made remarks that seemed to encourage rougher treatment of people in police custody, several police departments across the country came out and distanced themselves from the president’s comments.

Speaking to law enforcement officers in Brentwood, New York, Trump said, “When you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon, you see them thrown in rough. I said, ‘Please don’t be too nice.’ Like, don’t hit their head and they’ve just killed somebody. I said, ‘You can take the hand away, OK?’ ”

Pres. Trump on policing criminals: “When you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon…I said: ‘Please don’t be too nice’” pic.twitter.com/QITgnG3upm

— ABC News (@ABC) July 28, 2017

Shortly after the speech, the Suffolk County Police Department, whose jurisdiction is the county in which Trump spoke, came out against the remarks via Twitter.

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

— Suffolk County PD (@SCPDHq) July 28, 2017

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

— Suffolk County PD (@SCPDHq) July 28, 2017

Following the Suffolk County Police Department’s tweets, its counterparts across the country also took to social media to express their dissatisfaction with Trump’s remarks and to reiterate their policies for handling people in custody.

GAINESVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT, FLORIDA

The @POTUS made remarks today that endorsed and condoned police brutality.

GPD rejects these remarks and continues to serve with respect.

— Gainesville Police (@GainesvillePD) July 29, 2017

The Gainesville Police Department’s spokesman, Ben Tobias, also tweeted.

I’m a cop.

I do not agree with or condone @POTUS remarks today on police brutality.

Those that applauded and cheered should be ashamed.

— Ben Tobias (@GPDBenTobias) July 28, 2017

BOSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

“The Boston Police Department’s priority has been and continues to be building relationships and trust with the community we serve,” read a statement. “As a police department, we are committed to helping people, not harming them.”

PHILADELPHIA POLICE DEPARTMENT CHIEF RICHARD ROSS

Our dept does not condone the mistreatment of prisoners. We have and will continue to treat arrested persons with respect and dignity

— Richard Ross (@PPDCommish) July 29, 2017

SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT CHIEF KATHLEEN O’TOOLE

“Seattle’s police officers have embraced reform and have worked incredibly hard to build community trust,” O’Toole said in a statement. “We do not intend to go backwards. It is truly unfortunate that in today’s toxic environment, politicians at both ends of the spectrum have sought to inflame passions by politicizing what we do. We remain committed to our principles and reject irresponsible statements that threaten to undermine our relationship with the community.

NEW ORLEANS POLICE DEPARTMENT CHIEF MICHAEL HARRISON

“Any unreasonable or unnecessary application of force against any citizen erodes trust at a time when we need support from our local communities the most,” Harrison said in a statement. “This is not a binary choice of either protecting the public or protecting a person’s rights. We can and we must protect both, and NOPD will continue to lead the way in adopting policing reforms that do just that.”

HOUSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT CHIEF ART ACEVEDO

To be clear, inappropriate attempt at gallows humor does not reflect values of respect & commitment to constitutional policing of profession https://t.co/lGJeLa6nm1

— Chief Art Acevedo (@ArtAcevedo) July 28, 2017

NEW YORK POLICE DEPARTMENT

“The NYPD’s training and policies relating to the use of force only allow for measures that are reasonable and necessary under any circumstances, including the arrest and transportation of prisoners,” read a statement. “To suggest that police officers apply any standard in the use of force other than what is reasonable and necessary is irresponsible, unprofessional and sends the wrong message to law enforcement as well as the public.”

SOUTHSIDE PLACE POLICE DEPARTMENT CHIEF DON MCCALL, TEXAS

I’m sure our brothers and sisters in law enforcement will continue to act professionally regardless of who is in the WH.

— Chief Don McCall (@ChiefMccall) July 28, 2017

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT CHIEF CHARLIE BECK

SLO Joseph represents what ALL of us feel – Policing is about valor, sacrifice and service – not thuggery. @LAPDHQ @LAPDChiefBeck https://t.co/NpSf7xwVWZ

— Michel R. Moore (@michelrmoore) July 30, 2017

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT FIRST ASSISTANT CHIEF MICHEL R. MOORE

SLO Joseph represents what ALL of us feel – Policing is about valor, sacrifice and service – not thuggery. @LAPDHQ @LAPDChiefBeck https://t.co/NpSf7xwVWZ

— Michel R. Moore (@michelrmoore) July 30, 2017

LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

“The LASD respects the rights of all our Los Angeles County residents and those outside our jurisdiction,” a spokesman said in a statement to ABC News. “We have worked tirelessly to strengthen public trust. We have established some of the most comprehensive and forward-thinking policies and procedures to protect the public and enforce the laws, while at the same time keeping our deputies safe. We will continue to enhance community partnerships and always work to strengthen our commitment to overall public safety.”

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