GPD responds to President Trump's remarks

GPD rejects President Trump's remarks concerning the treatment of prisoners via Twitter and Facebook.

In the tweet from Gainesville Police Department, " GPD rejects these remarks and continues to serve with respect." Officer Ben Tobias clarified the comment saying that Chief Tony Jones gave him the authority to respond and that GPD will not condone any police brutality.

On Facebook, GPD further elaborated by saying that the President's remarks have set modern policing back and erased a lot of the strides police have made to build trust within the community. But that GPD will continue to treat everyone with respect, no matter the circumstances.