De Blasio, Bratton Saluted by NYPD Officers Outside Wake for Slain Officer Liu


The relationship between New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD has been a rough one of late. One week ago today, de Blasio spoke at the memorial service for slain Officer Rafael Ramos, during which many officers turned their backs on him in protest. NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said the gesture was “very inappropriate” and strongly requested they not do the same at the funeral for Officer Wenjian Liu.

Well, Liu’s wake was held today in private, and both de Blasio and Bratton attended. Officers in attendance saluted both men:

One report noted Bratton arrived at the wake before de Blasio did, but he waited until the mayor arrived to walk in with him.

And just like with Ramos’ memorial, Liu’s wake saw a large turnout of officers from New York and across the country:

Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has been privately mourning the loss of his father, also appeared at the wake today to offer his condolences as well:

The wake is being held until 9:00 pm tonight, and Liu’s funeral will be held tomorrow.

[h/t Yahoo News]
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