NYPD Chief: Clinton Has Our Back
“There is a great deal of concern about the fear permeating the country right now,” he said Thursday in Manhattan, according to The New York Daily News, after a two-hour meeting with the Democratic nominee and other top cops from around the nation.
“In terms of law enforcement, she has a lot of experience in that area and a lot of great ideas.”
Bratton, who is retiring next month, also mocked Donald Trump’s claim that he is the law and order candidate and better for police than Clinton.
“He’s the law and order candidate?” Bratton asked of the GOP’s presidential nominee. “What is he proposing? What is his experience? What are his ideas? I just don’t know. I haven’t heard any.”
Clinton met with Bratton and other top law enforcement officials earlier Thursday. Others at the meeting included Bratton’s successor, James O’Neill; Charles Beck of the Los Angeles Police Department; and former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey. Participants representing law enforcement agencies from Arizona, New Jersey, Texas and Washington state were also present.
NYPD spokesman Peter Donald said Thursday that Clinton requested the meeting, according to the New York Daily News.