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Rep. Pete King: Police Need More 'Leeway' to Do Their Jobs

 

By    |   Friday, 08 Jul 2016 07:34 PM

Rep. Pete King thinks police should have the power to conduct more surveillance and utilize stop and frisk in neighborhoods with high crime rates.

In the wake of the Dallas attack that resulted in the death of five police officers, King told Newsmax TV Friday police need "more leeway."

"If there are crimes coming from particular neighborhoods, the police have extra surveillance there, they should, I believe, have more leeway as far as stop and frisk," the New York congressman told host John Bachman on "The Hard Line."

"The other is to try to build up resources. Try to use undercovers and basically another answer is to get more cooperation from the communities. Again, there's no definite answer but you're definitely going in the right direction if you don't tie the hands of the police."

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King added that government officials like mayors, governors, and even the president need to be on the same page "and not be second-guessing" the police.

Seven other officers were wounded in Thursday's shooting, along with two civilians. The shooter, identified as 25-year-old Micah Johnson, was killed by police after a standoff.

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