The NYPD Is Going to Try to Get Cops to Stop Cursing at People

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As part of the retraining effort Bill Bratton ordered in the wake of the death of Eric Garner, the NYPD is going to try to get cops to stop hurling obscenities at people. According to the department’s new training chief Michael Julian, 30 percent of civilian complaints about the police involve an officer’s use of the F-bomb or similar. “We can teach them to control their language. It’s not that hard,” said Julian, who must be an exceptionally disciplined guy. “It’s all about a New York attitude, New Yorkers like to curse … but you can change.” (Anything’s possible!) Oh, and in addition to vowing to clean everyone’s mouth out with soap, Julian is going to work on getting cops to avoid the use of “unnecessary force.” “Chasing someone two blocks [to] take the extra punch, they can control that,” he explained. He certainly has his work cut out for him.