NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The head of the Sergeants Benevolent Association had some harsh words for Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday, after a scuffle between police and protesters this weekend.
As CBS2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer reported, SBA President Ed Mullins charged that de Blasio has created an atmosphere that encourages attacks on men and women in blue.READ MORE: Police: Emotionally Disturbed Man Barricades Himself In J Train Subway Car
He used a specific word for the mayor, 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported.
“I think he is a nincompoop,” Mullins said of de Blasio.
De Blasio was on the defensive following the statements, and it was not the first time even in the past week that he was accused by police unions that he is anti-cop, CBS2’s Kramer reported.
“Such strong language,” de Blasio said of Mullin’s words.
“His words, not mine,” Kramer said.
“I can’t believe you said that publicly,” de Blasio told Kramer, smiling.
“Well, I’m sorry, but he called you a nincompoop,” Kramer said.
Relations between de Blasio and the NYPD have gotten so bad they are falling apart, Kramer reported, adding that de Blasio needs their backing to keep the city safe.