New York's Police Benevolent Association, the NYPD's largest union, slammed Mayor Bill de Blasio, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination after police officers were injured in violence in Brooklyn over the weekend.
“How are cops supposed to do our job in this environment? When will @NYPDNews or @NYCMayor @BilldeBlasio stand up & say enough is enough?” the Police Benevolent Association said on Twitter, reports The New York Post.
According to the Post, overnight on Saturday, three police officers were injured after they were hit by objects thrown at them from rooftops, after groups of people taunting the police were roaming around in Brooklyn. Gunshots also were fired from the rooftop. The incidents began at around 11 p.m. Saturday when police responded to complaints of a large group of drunk people, and violence erupted when they tried to put one person under arrest.
De Blasio, who was in New Hampshire Sunday campaigning, did not address the unrest in Brooklyn until after 4 p.m. when he tweeted that "anyone who attacks our NYPD officers WILL be caught and WILL pay the consequences. “An investigation is underway into last night’s incidents in Brooklyn. If you have ANY information, please contact the NYPD IMMEDIATELY.”
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