Feb 8, 2016 3:43 PM
'Destructive' remarks spark Manchester police chief Willard to offer Sanders a ride-along
MANCHESTER - Police Chief Nick Willard has offered presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to do a ride-along with Manchester police after taking offense to comments made by Sanders about law enforcement.
According to unionleader.com, Willard was upset with Sanders' calls for police reforms, a topic that Sanders' has pushed while campaigning in New Hampshire, and that Sanders' shouldn't be "driving a narrative that is so destructive to law enforcement."
Willard also said Sanders's and others who are suggesting law enforcement reform should choose their words more carefully.
Saturday morning, after seeing footage of Sanders speaking about his plans to improve law enforcement Willard had enough, which prompted him to send out a tweet speaking out against Sanders' campaign.
@SenSanders Your comments last night about police officers place their lives in danger, it stokes the fire of those who bare hatred for us.— Chief Willard (@ChiefWillard) February 6, 2016