- The Washington Times - Friday, February 20, 2015

Michael Julian, the former deputy commissioner of training for the New York Police Department — who only lasted two months on the job — offered up so many “wacky ideas,” like sucking mints to quell cursing, that underlings said they started giving him the nod-and-smile treatment.

“He would come up with these wacky ideas,” one police source said, the New York Post reported. “We would roll our eyes and move on.”

The final straw was in January, when Mr. Julian accepted a delivery of about 10,000 mints and told officers: Feel angry? Feel the need to curse? Just pop a breath mint instead, the New York Post reported.

It was about a week later that he was reassigned, the newspaper said.

Other of his suggestions were similarly mocked, including one where he recommended officers spray arm-linked protesters with baby oil to slick them apart, the New York Post said.

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