NYPD Chief Calls for Respect at Slain Officer’s Wake and Funeral

Now this is a courageous badge. Ferguson should be taking notes from this Police Chief.

TIME

New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton asked officers not to protest during services for slain officer Wenjian Liu in Brooklyn, ahead of the Saturday wake and Sunday funeral for Liu.

“A hero’s funeral is about grieving, not grievance,” Bratton wrote, in a department-wide memo. Liu and officer Rafael Ramos were shot and killed last month by Ismaaiyl Brinsley while sitting in a patrol car in the borough.

The police chief’s statement is a response to the footage of hundreds of officers who turned their backs at televisions broadcasting Mayor Bill de Blasio’s eulogy at the funeral for Ramos last week. De Blasio will also deliver a eulogy at Liu’s funeral Sunday.

Governor Andrew Cuomo attended the wake and said it was time to “move to a phase of healing in this city.” FBI Director James Comey is also expected to attend the funeral Sunday, and police officers nationwide are…

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