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New York - NYPD Declines Trump Request To Attend Roll Call

Published on: July 8, 2016 04:30 PM
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New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton speaks during a news conference with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (L) and NYPD's Chief of Department James O'Neill in New York City, U.S., July 8, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidNew York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton speaks during a news conference with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (L) and NYPD's Chief of Department James O'Neill in New York City, U.S., July 8, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

New York - New York Police Commissioner William Bratton says his department declined a request by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to attend a police roll call Friday.

Bratton said during a news conference Friday that his department is not interested in getting involved in the politics of the moment. He added that we are “not in the business of providing photo ops for candidates.”

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But Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks told The Associated Press that neither Trump nor his campaign staff asked to address the roll call.

Bratton said he would be happy to brief Trump on the department’s actions in the wake of Thursday night’s attacks on Dallas police, adding that presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton had made just such a request. He did not say if that had happened.



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 Jul 08, 2016 at 04:38 PM Anonymous Says:

How fast will it be b4 lying Hilary uses this golden opportunity to pander to the black community for votes? Word has it she previously asked the 'black lives matter' gang for an official endorsement.

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 Jul 09, 2016 at 11:12 PM emes01 Says:

Not sure how Hillary got into this. It's either lying Donald Trump or lying Bill Bratton

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 Jul 10, 2016 at 01:18 PM yaakov doe Says:

Bratton has way more credibility than Trump. Someone in the campaign evidently thought it would make for a great photo op.
Since there is no formal organization of the "Black lives matter" movement I don't know how Clinton could ask for an endorsement.
Neither candidate has addressed the billing of Blacks by Blacks which is a daily occurrence in many American cities with the number far surpassing the number of people of all races killed by police nationwide.

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