Trump: DOJ will ‘take care of’ violent crimes against police

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President Donald Trump signs a law enforcement proclamation in the Oval Office of the White House before attending the 36th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service in Washington, D.C. Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

President Donald Trump signs a law enforcement proclamation in the Oval Office of the White House before attending the 36th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service in Washington, D.C. Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is asking the Justice Department to develop strategies to prevent and prosecute violent crimes against law enforcement.

Trump says in the Oval Office that police officers have “had it with what’s going on” and notes that 118 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty in 2016.

Trump signed a proclamation to mark Peace Officers’ Memorial Week and Police Week. He was speaking Monday to the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service on Capitol Hill.

Trump is scheduled to attend and deliver remarks at 11 a.m. ET at the 36th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service, which honors law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty last year.

Trump told police officers with him in the Oval Office that “some of you have suffered greatly and we’re going to take care of it.”

WATCH: President Trump speaks at National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service

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