Retried New York Police Department (NYPD) Lieutenant Darrin Porcher blamed the “regressive policies” of Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio after video surfaced Thursday of a bystander throwing an open container of milk at a New York Police officer.
“We look what happened in the summertime, result of regressive policies from city hall, quote, unquote, Mayor de Blasio,” Porcher said Friday during an appearance on Fox & Friends. (RELATED: CNN Takes Jab At White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham After She Points Out Error In Network’s Hurricane Coverage)
The suspect remains at large, but Porcher advocated for a public shaming of the man once he is brought to justice.
“We have a term we refer to as perp walk,” Porcher said. “Everyone should see that people are arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
The incident comes less than two months after video surfaced of NYPD officers being doused with water and hit in the heads with buckets. The incident sparked outrage among law enforcement with president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA) telling the Daily Caller News Foundation at the time that he has “never seen it so unsafe for law enforcement” during his 38 years with the NYPD. (RELATED: Tucker Carlson And Bill de Blasio Find Some Common Ground, Then Tucker Asked About Immigration)
During his six-year reign as mayor, de Blasio has had a testy relationship with the NYPD, with the most notable incident coming in 2015, when officers turned their back on de Blasio while he was giving a speech at a funeral for a fallen officer.