DC officials push back on aggressive response to protests

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Posted at 5:23 AM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 05:23:37-04

WASHINGTON - Officials in the nation’s capital are pushing back on an aggressive response by the federal government to demonstrations over the death of George Floyd.

The mayor of Washington flatly rejected a Trump administration proposal for the federal government to take over the city's police force and threatened to take legal action if it attempted to do so.

And Arlington County in Virginia pulled its officers from Washington, saying they had been used “for a purpose not worthy of our mutual aid obligations.”

Attorney General William Barr is vowing “even greater law enforcement resources and support” as the District of Columbia faces another nighttime curfew aimed at quelling protests.