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DEA Head Criticizes Trump’s Remarks About Police Use of Force

The acting director of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has chastised President Donald Trump for urging law enforcement officers not to be “too nice” when physically detaining criminal suspects, urging DEA agents to maintain “the very highest standards” when involved in such situations.

Acting Director Chuck Rosenberg emailed a memo to DEA personnel on Saturday, one day after Trump seemingly encouraged excessive police force when addressing police in Brentwood, New York.

“When you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon, you just want them thrown in, rough. I said, please don’t be too nice,” Trump said, drawing …read more

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