Despite Urging from NYPD Commish, Cops Turn Backs to De Blasio at Officer’s Funeral

According to reports from the scene, scores of NYPD officers again turned their backs to Mayor Bill de Blasio at the funeral for slain officer Wenjian Liu Sunday morning. This was despite a memo from Police Commissioner Bill Bratton urging officers not to repeat the performance from the last week’s memorial for Rafael Ramos.

Ramos and Liu were murdered in an ambush-style shooting three weeks ago in Bedstuy, an incident that inflamed tensions between the department and City Hall. Yestersay officers saluted de Blasio and Bratton at Liu’s wake. It was unclear how many officers turned their backs.

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