Cops ignore Bratton, turn backs on de Blasio at officer’s funeral

Cops ignore Bratton, turn backs on de Blasio at officer’s funeral

Thousands of NYPD cops, still seething over Mayor de Blasio’s characterization of them as the bad guys, defied their commissioner and turned their backs on Hizzoner Sunday as he eulogized the second of two officers killed by a police-hating assassin.

The bitter, silent protest by the officers stretched for blocks along 65th Street in Brooklyn as de Blasio’s image appeared on giant video screens during the service for fallen Finest Wenjian Liu at the Aievoli Funeral Home in Dyker Heights.

At one corner, a cop called out “About face!’’ and officers in range of his voice — as well as many civilians — did just that.

The blue snub of de Blasio was similar to the one at last week’s funeral for the officer killed with Liu, Rafael Ramos, and at Woodhull Hospital, after the mortally wounded cops were rushed there after the shooting Dec. 20.

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