NYPD Rejects Donald Trump’s Attempt To Exploit Dallas Shooting By Addressing Officers, This Isn’t A Photo-Op

From the New York Daily News:

On Friday morning a rep from Donald Trump’s Manhattan organization asked the city’s top cop to let the candidate speak to a 3 p.m. roll call at the NYPD Midtown North Precinct. The request came in the wake of the murders of five Dallas police officers Thursday during a protest over police shooting.

But Police Commissioner Bill Bratton strongly rejected the idea, which a police source said came from Trump’s head of security Keith Schiller. “Our interest is staying out of the politics of the moment, and not to provide photo ops,” he told reporters.

“If Mr. Trump wants to speak to me, I would be happy to brief him on what we’re doing. If Sen. Clinton wants to speak to me, I would very happy to brief her on what we’re doing. But we are not in the business of providing photo ops for our candidates.”