Police commissioner: NYPD is good with Muslims

New York's police commissioner says a film that critics say paints Muslims in a bad light wasn't officially approved for NYPD training.

At a news conference Friday, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly called the movie “The Third Jihad” inflammatory. But he said it was shown by mistake in a side room of a training center.

He also defended the NYPD's record with the city's Muslim community. He called the relationship “excellent.”

The movie uses dramatic footage to warn against the dangers of radical Islam. Muslim groups say it teaches Americans to be suspicious of all Muslims.

Kelly appears for about 30 seconds of the 72-minute movie. He originally said he was not involved but later acknowledged giving the filmmakers an interview in 2007 and apologized.

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