Demonstrators gathered at City Hall in support of the NYPD Friday evening, but they were met right away with a rival demonstration by critics of police policies.
Friction boiled over again on Thursday between unions representing NYPD officers and Mayor Bill de Blasio.
An icy wind is blowing from the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association to City Hall, in the form of a letter directed at Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.
The New York City Council will formally direct the NYPD inspector general to investigate how the agency tracks, monitors and addresses abusive police conduct.
Demonstrators are expected to gather in Union Square Friday afternoon, a day after an estimated 10,000 people marched across New York City on Thursday.
City officials were bracing for another night of protests across the city Thursday night, a day after a Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner.
PBA President: Police Officers ‘Thrown Under The Bus’ By De Blasio In Wake Of Eric Garner Grand Jury Decision
Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch said the mayor needs to more to support New York City police officers.
Reaction across the city was mixed Wednesday after a grand jury decided not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the apparent chokehold death of Staten Island man Eric Garner.
A grand jury has decided Wednesday not to indict the police officer who placed a Staten Island man in an apparent chokehold just before he died.
The grand jury began hearing evidence in the case on Sept. 29, and the lawyer for the officer who placed Garner in the apparent chokehold said he expected the grand jury to take about a month to come to a decision.
An unarmed and unsuspecting man was shot in the chest and killed by a rookie police officer in the inside the stairwell of a Brooklyn housing complex late Thursday, and police officials have said it appeared to be accidental.
Officer David Afanador is charged with felony assault, and Tyrane Isaac is charged with misdemeanor assault.
The NYPD stop-and-frisk policy may have been dealt a final blow, as a federal appeals court on Friday refused a request by police unions to reexamine the issue.
Citizens Union Director: De Blasio Aide Under Criticism, Rachel Noerdlinger, Is Obligated To Disclose Background
Citizens Union Executive Director Dick Dadey says public officials such as Rachel Noerdlinger, served at the appointment of the mayor, but also served the public and as such, are obligated to disclose their background and history under the law.
The proceedings come five weeks after the 43-year-old asthmatic father of six died after being placed in an apparent chokehold by police.