NYPD And Mayors Have A History Of Clashing
Much is being made of the rift between Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD, but there's a history of disagreement between City Hall and the union.By Christina Hartman | December 26, 2014
In the NYPD versus Bill de Blasio narrative, much has been made of this: A recent video showing officers turning their backs on the mayor as he prepared to speak about two murdered NYPD officers.
“There’s blood on many hands tonight … That blood on the hands starts on the steps of city hall on the office of the mayor,” Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association head Patrick Lynch said in a news conference.
The police union has blamed the mayor for inciting protests against police over high-profile police killings. (Video via YouTube / WeAreChange)