NYPD Officers Send A Bold Message To Mayor De Blasio During Murdered Cops Funeral

Hundreds of police officers of NYPD have turned their backs again during a funeral of a slain cop.

Two years after cops ignored de Blasio’s speech during the funeral of slain Officer Wenjian Liu, the police again silently made their feelings known.

De Blasio has taken heat from police officers for his ambivalence over Black Lives Matter protests, as well as remarks he made in the wake of the Eric Garner incident.

De Blasio was attending the funeral for Officer Miosotis Familia, a mother of three who was assassinated by a cop-hating gunman, Alexander Bonds, in her squad car last week.

The protest came after de Blasio skipped town to participate in protests at the G-20 summit in Germany last week, the same day after Familia was killed, instead of directly dealing with the incident.

And as he prepared for the trip, the mayor missed a swearing-in ceremony for new police recruits, an event that was especially poignant in light of Familia’s murder.

Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins said de Blasio deserved the snub.

“Mr. Mayor, you didn’t have to travel to Germany for a protest — all you had to do is speak in front of the men and women of the NYPD,’’ Mullins said.

Protesting officers did not pay attention to the speaker. They chatted with one another and swiped through their phones while their backs were turned.

Many turned back around when Police Commissioner James O’Neill stepped up to speak — but not everyone paid respectful attention even then.

Some officers griped that they feel even the commissioner has not had their backs since the case of NYPD Sgt. Hugh Barry, who fatally shot a scissors-wielding Bronx woman in October.

Right after the shooting, O’Neill said police “failed,’’ and Barry has been charged with murder in the woman’s death.

“They preached support for us, but these have become hollow words only used in an election year,” a cop said, referring to de Blasio and O’Neill.

“How can you respect these people when they speak from both sides of their mouths?”

Independent mayoral candidate Richard “Bo” Dietl, a former NYPD gang detective, promised to give de Blasio a piece of his mind if the two passed at the funeral.

“If I see Big Bird [de Blasio] at the funeral, I intend to tell him to his face that he is a disgrace,” Dietl said in a statement. “His job calls for him to stay here and deal with a suffering city in mourning.”

 

Sources: Fox News InsiderCBS News

Sean Maddox

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