President Trump Holds Law Enforcement Roundtable

Can’t give up on law enforcement, he said.

President Trump and top administration officials, attorneys general from Florida and Kentucky, the national president of the Fraternal Order of Police, the president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and representatives of police departments in Illinois and Colorado, met at the White House in a law enforcement roundtable.

“We want to make sure we don’t have any bad actors in there, and sometimes, you’ll see some horrible things like we witnessed recently, but 99 – I say 99.9, but let’s go with 99% of them are great, great people, and they’ve done jobs that are record setting – record setting,” President Trump said. “There won’t be defunding; there won’t be dismantling of our police; and there is not going to be any disbanding of our police,” he added.

Attorney General William Barr said federal law enforcement understands distrust of the criminal justice system and acknowledged that for most of U.S. history, the law was discriminatory. He added that he is “optimistic” for future reforms.

“Hopefully at this time, where there’s a lot of people in the country who are feeling different pain and feeling different concerns, law enforcement can be a leader and coming together and helping us work towards bringing solutions that could bring this country forward,” added senior adviser Jared Kushner.

The roundtable comes on the heels of Minneapolis City Council announcing Sunday that it would disband the city’s police force.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For President Trump, Attorney General Barr, and others in the Administration and their general support for law enforcement across the country.
  • For city and state governments as they address changes in police culture and departments.
  • For Congress and the legislation they are looking to add to the discussion on reforms of policing.
  • For American citizens who have experienced injustice by those in police uniforms.
  • For the majority of American law enforcement personnel who act within the law and are respectful toward all.

Sources:  CBS News, The Hill


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