The NYPD on Saturday responded to comments President Donald Trump made that seem to encourage officers to use force when arresting people.
In a statement, Police Commissioner James O'Neill said, "The NYPD's training and policies relating to the use of force only allow for measures that are reasonable and necessary under any circumstances, including the arrest and transportation of prisoners. To suggest that police officers apply any standard in the use of force other than what is reasonable and necessary is irresponsible, unprofessional and sends the wrong message to law enforcement as well as the public."
Trump made the remarks Friday while speaking to law enforcement officers on Long Island.
He told officers not to worry about injuring people while arresting them.
The president was in his home state talking about the fight against violent gangs like MS-13. He promised to destroy the deadly street gang as part of his crackdown on undocumented immigrants.