Bratton, De Blasio Condemn NYPD Funeral Protests
During a press conference Monday, NYPD Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio condemned recent funeral protests by officers.By Matt Picht | January 5, 2015
"I think we need to focus on the vast majority who did what was expected of them, than the few who embarrassed themselves and effectively took so much attention, so much attention. ... The selfishness of that action, the selfishness of it!"
Sharp words from NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton about the members of the NYPD who silently protested against New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio at funerals for two slain police officers.
Many officers turned their backs during De Blasio's speeches at the funeral for Officer Wenjian Liu Sunday and the funeral for Officer Rafael Ramos the week before. It was a silent protest against a perceived lack of support from the mayor.