Patrick Lynch

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the NYPD graduation ceremony at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 29, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

De Blasio To Meet With NYPD Unions Amid Volatile Relations

Mayor Bill de Blasio faced applause, boos and catcalls when he took the stage Monday to address hundreds of new police recruits at a police graduation ceremony.

12/29/2014

Gov. Chris Christie told a heckler to 'sit down and shut up' on the two-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy on Wednesday, Oct. 29. (Credit: CBS 2)

Top 5 Facebook Talkers Of 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, we’ve taken a look back at the stand-out stories that you loved to discuss this year. In no particular order, here are CBS New York’s top five Facebook talkers for 2014.

12/29/2014

Wake Held For NYPD Officer Ramos Killed By Gunman

Police Union President Thanks Supporters In Wake Of Shooting Deaths

While police have been the targets of vitriol nationwide in recent weeks, one of New York’s police unions released a statement Sunday expressing its thanks to those who have shown their supports for officers.

12/28/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio (R) and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton (L) speak at a press conference regarding two police officers who were killed on Saturday on December 22, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Backlash Against De Blasio In Wake Of NYPD Officers’ Deaths Takes To Skies

A plane pulling a banner reading: “De Blasio, Our Backs Have Turned To You” was seen flying over the Hudson River Friday morning.

12/26/2014

Police stand guard at a station house in Brooklyn on Dec. 24, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

NYPD Boosts Security At 2 Brooklyn Precincts After Threats

Security at two stationhouses in Brooklyn has been stepped up as police investigate threats against them in the wake of the deadly shootings of two officers last weekend.

12/24/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio arrives to speak at the Police Athletic League Luncheon on December 22, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Mayor: No Politics, Protests Until Slain NYPD Officers Laid To Rest

Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling on New Yorkers to focus on the families of two slain NYPD officers in the coming days as tensions continue to run high between the mayor and police.

12/22/2014

Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (Credit: CBS2)

Former Mayor Giuliani Says De Blasio Not Responsible For Officer Deaths

Giuliani spoke out in defense of de Blasio, but also criticized him for not being tough enough on protesters during recent demonstrations over the grand jury decision in the Eric Garner case.

12/21/2014

PBA President Patrick Lynch speaks to reporters following the shooting deaths of two NYPD officers in Brooklyn on Dec. 20, 2014. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Police Unions, Others Blast De Blasio After Shooting Deaths Of Two NYPD Cops

Police union officials blasted Mayor Bill de Blasio, saying the blood of two NYPD cops who were shot and killed in Brooklyn is on his hands.

12/20/2014

Demonstrators gather in support of the NYPD on Friday, Dec. 19. (Credit: CBS2)

Dueling Protests For, Against NYPD Face Off Outside City Hall

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.

12/19/2014

PBA President Patrick Lynch (left), Mayor Bill de Blasio (Credit: CBS2; Andrew Burt/Getty Images)

Report: PBA President Says de Blasio Thinks He’s Leading ‘Revolution’

Friction boiled over again on Thursday between unions representing NYPD officers and Mayor Bill de Blasio.

12/18/2014

PBA President Patrick Lynch speaks out about the case of Eric Garner, who died in police custody on Staten Island, on Aug. 5, 2014. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

PBA To De Blasio, Mark-Viverito: Don’t Come To Officers’ Funerals If They’re Killed On Duty

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.

12/12/2014

Eric Garner (credit: CBS2)

NYC Council Takes Steps To Monitor Police Conduct In Wake Of Eric Garner Case

The New York City Council will formally direct the NYPD inspector general to investigate how the agency tracks, monitors and addresses abusive police conduct.

12/10/2014

(Credit: Sonia Rincon/CBS2)

Protesters Crowd Stores, Shut Down FDR Drive Again Over Grand Jury Decision In Eric Garner Case

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.

12/05/2014

(Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Protesters Close Thoroughfares, Clash With Police To Decry Eric Garner Grand Jury Decision

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.

12/04/2014

PBA President Patrick Lynch speaks during a news conference following a Staten Island grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in the death of Eric Garner on Dec. 4, 2014. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

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.

12/04/2014

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