New York Police Department officers appeared to turn their backs to Mayor Bill de Blasio as he entered a press conference to discuss the murders of two NYPD officers Saturday.
De Blasio responded to the murder of the cops, calling it a “heinous attack” on Twitter.
When police officers are murdered, it tears at the foundation of our society. This heinous attack was an attack on our entire city.
— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) December 21, 2014
Many have leveled criticism at de Blasio for espousing an anti-police sentiment in the aftermath of the recent decision not to indict an NYPD officer in the choking death of Eric Garner.