Video shows NYPD officers using patrol vehicle speakers to share ‘Trump 2020’ message

A New York City Police Department (NYPD) officer was suspended without pay pending an investigation into a video that appeared to show him using his patrol car’s loudspeaker to say “Trump 2020,” NBC News reported.



a police car parked on a city street: Video shows NYPD officers using patrol vehicle speakers to share 'Trump 2020' message


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Video shows NYPD officers using patrol vehicle speakers to share ‘Trump 2020’ message

In a video posted on Twitter by reporter Talia Lavin, an man off camera dares a group of officers in the city’s Flatbush neighborhood to say the phrase in support of President Trump’s campaign again, indicating that the officers had said it before he had begun filming.

“Trump 2020,” a voice responds over a loudspeaker, presumably from the officer’s vehicle.

The department told NBC News on Sunday that the unnamed officer had been suspended, while Police Commissioner Dermot Shea called the officer’s conduct “unacceptable” in a tweet.

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“Law Enforcement must remain apolitical, it is essential in our role to serve ALL New Yorkers regardless of any political beliefs. It is essential for New Yorkers to trust their Police,” Shea added. “Updates to follow after initial investigation.”

NYPD officials did not immediately return a request for confirmation from The Hill Sunday afternoon.

“Let me be clear: ANY NYPD Officer pushing ANY political agenda while on duty will face consequences. We will act fast here, and this will not be tolerated,” added the city’s mayor, Bill de Blasio (D).

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