Texas Police Chief: Obama's Rhetoric Shows His 'Disdain for Law Enforcement'
As anti-police demonstrations continue across the county, how are officers on the ground dealing a very volatile situation?
Pete Hegseth spoke to several police chiefs about the nationwide civil unrest, how they're instructing their officers to deal with it and how there's a lack of support coming from the White House.
Steve Jones, the chief of police in Trinity, Texas, said that his department has no problem with peaceful protesting. But when things get out of control - as they did over the weekend in Minnesota and Louisiana - it represents a real danger, he said.
Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said his officers are focused on stopping the violence.
"What I've my officers is, 'Just continue all the great work you've been doing. Let's not let what's happened over the last week divide us anymore. Let's make it stronger and work harder with the community,'" Evans said.
Orlando Police Chief John Mina said he has noticed that President Obama has been less than outspoken in his support for law enforcement, but the men and women of the Orlando Police Department will nonetheless perform their duties with professionalism and bravery.
Jones agreed that Obama has shown his "disdain for law enforcement" with his rhetoric following recent incidents of officer-involved shootings and anti-police violence.
"At one point, I thought it was maybe just me, but once everybody else started voicing the same opinion, it really starts to shine through," Jones said. "Especially with some of the speeches he has."
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