Police Turn Their Backs on Mayor During Second NYPD Officer Funeral

Shame on them! They can’t expect to be respected when they don’t show respect … They are already treading on slippery ground

TIME

Dozens of New York City police officers turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio during services Sunday to honor and remember a police officer who was killed while on the job last month. The protest defied a request from the city’s police chief not to use the funeral to protest the mayor.

“This city welcomed detective Liu,” de Blasio said, delivering a eulogy at the service. “New York stands a little taller today because of the time he walked among us.”

READ MORE: Why New York Cops Turned Their Backs on Mayor de Blasio

Officer Wenjian Liu was shot and killed along with his partner Rafael Ramos on Dec. 20 by a man who targeted the officers. The funeral for Liu had been delayed to allow family members to travel from China for the services. Liu himself moved to New York from China before joining the NYPD. Both…

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