Police union warns Trump 'sanctuary city' cuts could risk safety

There were more than 760 homicides in Chicago last year, the most in 20 years.

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Dr John D. Gartner said Mr Trumps showed signs of "malignant narcissism", which impairs his ability to see reality. National FOP President Chuck Canterbury Jr. stepped in to say the parent group supports the administration's position.

During the election and since becoming president on January 20, Trump has been bringing up Chicago's ongoing struggle to reduce violent crime in the city, threatening at one point to "send in the Feds". The meeting included Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. "They're frustrated. And I wanted to make sure that I was able to communicate that", he said. Gen. Kelly has done a fantastic job on the border.

The White House meeting comes at a critical time for Chicago police.

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"I made a crucial pledge: We will always support the incredible men and women of law enforcement. I will always have your back 100 percent", Trump said. "If we're going to get a lid on this, we've got to let our police officers become police officers again". Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important.

Leaders of the largest police union in the United States have warned President Donald Trump that he could endanger public safety if he follows through with cuts in federal grants to immigrant "sanctuary cities", the union's director told Reuters after a White House meeting. The Chicago Police Department was recently the focus of an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, which exposed a "pattern and practice of excessive force" within CPD and institutional racism.

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