- The Washington Times - Monday, October 31, 2016

A police union president in Massachusetts has apologized after he was seen in a photograph with another officer pretending to arrest a person dressed as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Harold MacGilvray of the Medford Police Patrolmen’s Association said he used “poor judgment” when he posed for the photo during the Haines Square Annual Fall Festival in West Medford on Saturday afternoon.

“These were Halloween costumes. It was meant totally as a joke,” he wrote in an email to the Boston Globe. “I apologize if this offended anyone in any way. I never expected this sort of reaction. It was poor judgment on my part.”

The photo showed the union head and another police officer holding the Clinton impersonator in handcuffs. The photo was originally posted on the Medford Police Patrolman’s Association’s Facebook page, but has since been removed.

“Look who MPD grabbed at the Fall Festival in Haines Square today…,” the caption read, a local Fox News affiliate reported.

Republican New Hampshire Rep. Al Baldasaro tweeted the photo to Mrs. Clinton.

Another photo of Officer MacGilvray and others posing with someone in a Donald Trump mask and the message, “Making America great again in West Medford Square!!,” was also removed from the union’s Facebook page Sunday.

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