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NYPD declines Trump request to attend roll call


WASHINGTON (AP) -- New York Police Commissioner William Bratton says his department declined a request by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to attend a police roll call Friday.

Bratton said during a news conference Friday that his department is not interested in getting involved in the politics of the moment. He added that we are "not in the business of providing photo ops for candidates."

But Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks told The Associated Press that neither Trump nor his campaign staff asked to address the roll call.

Bratton said he would be happy to brief Trump on the department's actions in the wake of Thursday night's attacks on Dallas police, adding that presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton had made just such a request. He did not say if that had happened.

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