NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani has called on critics to dial down the “rhetoric” against Mayor Bill de Blasio in the face of two NYPD officers who were fatally shot in Brooklyn Saturday.
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, 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon reported.READ MORE: Suffolk Police: Ganessa Gordon, 18, Reported Missing In Brentwood
“Stop this stuff with ‘the blood is on his hands.’ The blood is not on his hands,” the former mayor told 1010 WINS. “I don’t think the mayor is responsible for this. I think that’s an incorrect and incendiary charge…I do think he should change some of his policies.”