POOR BABY BILL: Cops Salute de Blasio at Slain Officer’s Wake After Commissioner Urges Them Not to Turn Backs

Published on January 3, 2015

Did poor de Blasio get his feelings hurt?

NYPD officers gave a salute to embattled mayor Bill de Blasio as he mounted the steps of the funeral home where the wake is being held for slain officer Wenjian Liu.

The gesture of respect follows weeks of sniping at the mayor from rank-and-file members, culminating in many of them turning their backs to him at the funeral service for Officer Liu’s partner, Rafael Ramos.

Somber NYPD officers flocked to the wake for the slain officer – the second of two men murdered as they patrolled the streets together last month.

The murders led to a rift between the NYPD and City Hall, with many officers turning their backs on mayor Bill de Blasio at the funeral of Officer Ramos as a show of frustration.

But New York’s top cop, Commissioner Bill Bratton, has urged his officers not to stage a repeat performance, saying such a thing would be ‘inappropriate’.

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