2014-12-10T040350Z_676760594_GM1EACA0XDT01_RTRMADP_3_USA-POLITICS

NYC police union launches campaign to keep mayor away from funerals

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio smiles during a news conference to announce a tentative contract agreement with the Uniformed Superior Officers Coalition at City Hall in New YorkBy Frank McGurty NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York’s police union is showing its displeasure with Mayor Bill de Blasio and the head of the city council by starting a campaign to keep the two politicians away from funerals of fallen officers. The campaign follows harsh criticism of de Blasio by Patrick Lynch, the head of the union, who said the mayor had failed to support the police after a grand jury decided against indicting a white officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. Since the grand jury decision on Dec. …

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