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Posted on 12/28/2014 10:01:21 AM PST by Steelfish
NYPD Chief: "Inappropriate" For Officers To Turn Backs On Mayor Again
By REBECCA KAPLAN December 28, 2014
New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton said it was "very inappropriate" for officers to turn their backs on New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio at the funeral for slain NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos. It was the second time officers had done so since the slaying of two NYPD cops.
"That funeral was held to honor Officer Ramos, and to bring politics, to bring issues into that event I think was very inappropriate and I do not support it. He is the mayor of New York, he was there representing the citizens of New York to express their remorse and their regret at that death," Bratton said on CBS' "Face the Nation."
"At the same time it is reflective unfortunately of the feelings of some of our officers at this juncture about not just the mayor but I think about some of the many issues that are afflicting the city at this time and this particular police department," he added.
Tensions have been running high between DeBlasio and some of the city's police officers since Ramos and another officer, Wenjian Liu, were shot and killed in their patrol car earlier this month. Police union officials blamed DeBlasio for their deaths, in part because of his public support for people protesting grand jury decisions not to indict police officers who had killed two black men, Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
Bratton defended DeBlasio, calling him "totally supportive of his personnel" and praising the city for investing hundreds of millions of dollars in additional training, equipment and technology to enhance officer safety.
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“was held to honor Officer Ramos,”
Which is exactly what turning their backs on his killer’s enablers did.
I think it was sh *t hot for those officers to turn their backs on the walking t*rd.
As for the chief, he can shove his silly little statement up his socialist Obamahole.
Don’t start nuthin’, won’t be nuthin! De Blasio and the Left started this crap!
Bratton=Political Suck Up Hack!
I agree, Bratton. So why did the Mayor make such a political appearance?
It was inappropriate for the Mayor to show up for this funeral. He was not wanted there. Not by the family or the mourners. He was there to do damage control for his own political career. It didn’t work.
Bratton — the CHIEF — risks losing the backing of his own officers.
The mayor, a black female, gave a disgusting speech on the Ferguson, poor, black, unarmed baby and the rotten cop who killed the "gentle giant".
Smart move Bill, go to war with your own police dept.
This isn’t going to end well.
Instead of speaking, if DeBlasio was there to mourn the officer, he would have done better to show up in sun glasses and a hat and hid in the back row. He had to make himself front and center, just like Obama.
Not by the family or the mourners.
My wife heard on TV the family said it would be okay!
His comments to the NYPD a few weeks ago were inappropriate, so fair is fair.
it is interesting how effective public shaming is and this is definitely shaming the mayor.
Respect the office, if not the man holding it.
Of course the commissioner is going to say that, he has to. He is the mayor’s lackey, not a LEO.
Too bad that this is a squabble between two powerful elements of the big city left.
How do you separate the two?
I have a feeling a lot of people miss Giuliani right now...
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