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.
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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.
A plane pulling a banner reading: “De Blasio, Our Backs Have Turned To You” was seen flying over the Hudson River Friday morning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch said the mayor needs to more to support New York City police officers.