Trump Gets Handcuffed?
A prosecutor in Florida has stated that if former President Donald Trump is arrested, he is unlikely to be handcuffed, as the Secret Service would not allow local law enforcement “to put their hands” on the former president.
According to a statement made by Trump’s attorney, Joseph Tacopina, to Newsmax, the former president may be handcuffed if he is arrested, in light of his recent statement that he expects to be indicted by the Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
Tacopina explained, “I had this idea in my head that they’d [prosecutors] be dumb enough — if he [Trump] were indicted — to actually try to cuff him and walk him. And then we can see how far we’ve really devolved in this country. I think that’s what they’re going to try to do.”
This week, Dave Aronberg, the state attorney for Palm Beach County, Florida, informed Scripps News that the Secret Service would not permit local law enforcement officials to physically restrain the former president, stating, “The Secret Service is not going to allow local law enforcement to put their hands on the former president.”
Aronberg went on to say, “So what they’ll do is Trump would conceivably surrender to New York, go up to New York with Secret Service, and then get processed up there, get fingerprinted, get his mugshot, and then get released without any cash bail. Just being released on his own recognizance.”
In an interview with WPBF in Florida on Tuesday, Dave Aronberg expressed his belief that an indictment of the former president is probable, given the ongoing investigations into Trump’s alleged criminal activities, with the New York case being the first to proceed despite being the least significant of the four. According to Aronberg, New York prosecutors have indicated that the indictment is likely to come later this week.