The acting director of the U.S Drug Enforcement Administration took to task the latest remarks of President Trump. While speaking in New York, the President gave his take over how criminals should be treated. Here is what the President said:
In response to this the Acting Director Chuck Rosenberg sent an email recently obtained by the Wall Street Journal to the entire agency on Saturday saying:
In writing to you, I seek to advance no political, partisan, or personal agenda. Nor do I believe that a Special Agent or Task Force Officer of the DEA would mistreat a defendant. I know that you would not,” Rosenberg wrote.
“So, why do I write? I write to offer a strong reaffirmation of the operating principles to which we, as law enforcement professionals, adhere,” he continued. “I write because we have an obligation to speak out when something is wrong. That’s what law enforcement officers do. That’s what you do. We fix stuff. At least, we try.”
Reuters reports that Rosenberg, who was not nominated by Trump but is a holdover from the Obama administration, was the first head of a federal agency to challenge Trump’s remarks in a wide arena.
Incidents of police brutality and law enforcement killings of black suspects have sparked mass protests nationwide and led many departments to purchase body cameras to record interactions between officers and the public.
Do you agree with the President? Or did his comments cross the line?