Many police officers were unhappy about Mayor de Blasio’s decision to skip town to protest at the G20 Summit right after the murder of a female member of the force.
As a result, many of them turned their backs on de Blasio at the service for her.
The New York Daily News reports:
Hundreds of NYPD cops turn backs to de Blasio in protest as he speaks at funeral for slain Officer Miosotis Familia
The police union is back at it with Mayor de Blasio.
Several hundred cops turned away in protest Tuesday morning as the mayor delivered his eulogy at the Bronx funeral of slain Officer Miosotis Familia.
The blue rage was spurred by the mayor’s excursion to Germany to join protesters at the G20 summit one day after last Wednesday’s execution of 12-year NYPD vet Familia.
Photos showed hundreds of police officers standing on the Grand Concourse with their backs to the World Changers Church as the mayor’s speech was heard via the public address system.
“The mayor is the compass for the City of New York,” Patrick Lynch, head of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, said before the funeral. “And unfortunately, when a police officer got killed, his compass led him to Germany rather than here on the Grand Concourse.
Mayor de Blasio is a disgrace. The people of New York City deserve better and so does the NYPD.