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New York City mayor to meet police unions to defuse tensions

New York City mayor to meet police unions to defuse tensions

Blasio speaks with Bratton on stage during the New York City Police Academy Graduating class ceremony in New York

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was to meet on Tuesday with the leaders of police unions who accused him of having blood on his hands after two policemen were shot dead in an ambush 10 days ago. De Blasio, whose turbulent relationship with his police department has become the gravest crisis of his year-old mayoralty, called the meeting to “foster constructive and responsible dialogue,” his press secretary, Phil Walzak, wrote in an e-mail. …

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