De Blasio Berates Officers for Snub
He is silent no more. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has lashed out about Sunday’s protest in which hundreds of police officers turned their backs on him at a funeral. “I can’t understand why anyone would do such a thing in a context like that,” he said, ending weeks of silence. The feud and resulting “work stoppage” has seen a 54 percent drop in arrests. Last night, two NYPD cops investigating a robbery were shot and wounded, heightening awareness of the risks they face.