So much for De Blasio trying to repair relations with the NYPD.
On one hand he’s meeting with them supposedly trying to repair the damage he’s caused while on the other hand he’s asking his political allies to publicly criticize the police.
You can’t have it both ways, De Commio:
DAILY MAIL – Bill de Blasio’s lobbyists called top political allies and asked them to publicly slam the NYPD unions and cops for turning their backs on the New York mayor at a funeral for a slain officer, it has been revealed.
DNA Info quotes two lawmakers who go calls from the de Blasio’s aides asking them to speak out against the NYPD for its protest.
‘City Hall wanted me to blast the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association for turning their backs on him,’ one politician told the news site.
‘They called up Monday, said they were calling all of us, and that it was our obligation to stand up defending the mayor.’
The angry lawmaker said the request, made to both state legislators from New York City and city council members, was ‘not really appropriate.’
Another politician confirmed he got a call, as well, according to DNA Info.
A City Hall spokesman tried to cast the calls to legislators in a different light – saying the mayor’s aide were simply asking for ‘statements of support’ for the families of two slain NYPD officers.
DNA Info’s source, who got the call, called City Hall’s version of events ‘preposterous.’
The request to blast the unions came at the same time de Blasio was trying to set up a meeting with the five NYPD union heads to broker a truce.