NYPD Union Doesn't Want Bill De Blasio At Police Funerals
New York City's largest police union wants to ban Mayor Bill de Blasio from attending the funerals of fallen officers.By Jill Ornitz | December 13, 2014
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city's police force have been at odds when it comes to reforming the department's practices. The latest announcement from the city's police union shows the divide is only getting worse.
The Patrolmen's Benevolent Association is urging its members to sign a petition preventing the mayor and city council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito from attending the funerals of fallen officers.
Several protests in New York have criticized the grand jury's decision not to indict Daniel Pantaleo, the officer involved in the death of Eric Garner this summer. De Blasio urged New Yorkers to respect the judicial process in an interview with ABC, but also mentioned this.