Mayor Bill de Blasio will be sending a keenly watched message as he addresses new police recruits at a fraught point in his relationship with the New York Police Department.
The mayor is set to speak Monday at a police graduation ceremony. It comes two days after hundreds of police officers turned their backs to a video monitor as they watched de Blasio speak at Officer Rafael Ramos’ (rah-fy-EHL’ RAH’-mohs) funeral.
Ramos and Officer Wenjian Liu (WEHN’-jihn LOO’) were shot dead Dec. 20. The gunman suggested in online posts that their deaths were in retaliation for police killings of Eric Garner in New York and Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
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