NY police chief urges no protests at funeral for slain cop

Signs in front of the Aievoli Funeral Home in Brooklyn, New York, on January 3, 2015 ahead of the funeral of murdered police officer Wenjian LiuNew York police chief Bill Bratton urged officers not to vent their fury at the city’s mayor ahead of services starting Saturday to honor one of two cops shot dead last month. A wake was planned for Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn for Wenjian Liu, 32, shot to death on December 20 with his partner by a gunman who claimed to be acting in revenge for the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police. Liu’s funeral is set for Sunday, also in Brooklyn, with high-level guests to include Mayor Bill de Blasio and FBI director James Comey. De Blasio also attended services last week for officer Rafael Ramos, and many police watching on screens outside the church turned their backs in protest as the mayor took the podium.

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