The bipartisan legislation — named for two NYPD officers who were murdered in their patrol car in December — will ensure that officers are aware of threats against them as quickly as possible.
More than 50 police officers were murdered while on duty last year, with the vast majority dying from gunshot wounds.
Despite police commissioner's plea, hundreds of officers turned their backs on Bill de Blasio at Wenjian Liu's funeral Sunday.
Bill Bratton is asking the city’s police officers not to turn their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio during this weekend’s funeral for Wenjian Liu, one of two cops killed in December in Brooklyn.
Gang members are reportedly pushing for a holiday massacre of officers, at a time when the NYPD is taking all social media threats against police seriously.
Threads found on a notorious message board for current and former cops reveal derogatory rhetoric aimed at de Blasio and his staff, as well as plans for a series of protests.
The Cops Who Turned Their Backs at the NYPD Officer's Funeral Are the Most Threatening Protesters Of All
The cops who turned their backs on New York Mayor Bill de Blasio were more than disrespectful — they showed that police will reject and resist even mild and reasoned criticism.
Several hundred officers turned their backs on New York Mayor Bill de Blasio while he spoke at the funeral for one of the two NYPD officers gunned down last week.
If we view the protests of 2014 as more than knee-jerk reactions to specific police killings, and rather as a continuation of the civil rights struggle, then protests cannot be shut down.
Saying the mayor was not at fault for anti-police sentiments, Bill Bratton joins current and former New York City officials in voicing their opinions after the murders of two NYPD officers on Saturday.
A resident of Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood documented the dramatic moments after a two NYPD officers were murdered outside his apartment.
While the shooter possibly sought revenge for the deaths of Garner and Brown, the families of the two men strongly condemned the attack and offered their condolences.