Mayor de Blasio meets with police unions

Mayor Bill de Blasio met with the city's police unions Tuesday in an effort to clear the air amid recent tensions.



The conflict has been brewing since the killings of two NYPD officers and the city's response to protests over police conduct.



Union leaders have said that de Blasio is fostering an anti-NYPD atmosphere, which could have contributed to the officer's deaths.



Press Secretary Phil Walzak released a statement, saying in part, "The meeting focused on building a productive dialogue and identifying ways to move forward together. The mayor and police commissioner remain committed to supporting the brave men and women in uniform who protect us every day."


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."