NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Bill de Blasio was furious Thursday, after revelations that attorneys with The Bronx Defenders, a city-funded legal-aid organization, participated in a rap video advocating the killings of police officers.
As CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported, the video has made Mayor Bill de Blasio’s temper flare up. He wants disciplinary action against a group of public defenders who helped in making the video. The mayor spelled it out in an exclusive interview.READ MORE: Harlem Subway Push Victim Randall Weaver Describes Scary Ordeal, 'There's A Lot Of Loonies Out Here Now'
“If any of the employees are doing something that goes against all of our values — that suggests something horrible — violence against police – there have to be real consequences,” de Blasio said.
The film was released in December, just two weeks before the murders of officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
“There can be nothing that suggests any violence towards officers,” de Blasio said. “That’s absolutely unacceptable. It’s heinous. It’s reprehensible. It can’t happen.”