ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump drew an enthusiastic response from a law-and-order crowd Monday, advocating the use of “stop and frisk” policing and saying he has directed the Justice Department to work with local officials in Chicago to stem violence in the nation’s third-largest city.
“The crime spree is a terrible blight on that city,” he said at a convention of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Trump said he had ordered Attorney General Jeff Sessions to “immediately” go to Chicago and encouraged it to embrace the stop-and-frisk policing method that was used in New York City until it was deemed unconstitutional because of its overwhelming impact on minority residents.
“Gotta be properly applied, but stop-and-frisk works,” Trump said.
It was unclear exactly what the president had ordered of his attorney general. The White House and Justice Department didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. Trump traveled to Orlando with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Continue Reading