De Blasio Says He Won’t Apologize to the NYPD

Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference today he has no plans to apologize to the NYPD for his “fundamental beliefs,” but is always willing to come together with officers to address their issues. This comes just a day after reports of an all-out brawl at a meeting of one of the major NYPD unions over whether de Blasio should apologize.

Officers have been peeved for weeks because in reaction to the Eric Garner grand jury decision, de Blasio talked about racism and how he’s warned his son Dante about interactions with the police.

At today’s presser, the mayor said, “The things that I have said that I believe are what I believe, and you can’t apologize for your fundamental beliefs.”

De Blasio did go on to talk about getting past the emotion and rhetoric to solve some “real issues.”

Watch the video below, via CBS2:

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