New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke of his contempt for the Presidents of the Sergeants Benevolent Association on Thursday, bashing one of the largest police unions representing sergeants of the New York Police Department.
“The [Sergeants Benevolent Association] has only practiced division, they foment hatred … they do not try to help us move forward,” said de Blasio at a Thursday press conference.
SBA President Ed Mullins has been increasingly critical of de Blasio’s leadership as mayor, questioning the mayor’s consideration of public safety after the city cut $1 billion from the NYPD’s budget. De Blasio has consistently thrashed the leadership and integrity of the NYPD, most recently calling off the officers during some of the worst mass looting in the country following the death of George Floyd. Mullins hailed de Blasio for his honesty in revealing his contempt for the police union.
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