Union Blasts New York Mayor for Skipping Slain Officer's Vigil to Attend Protest

 Mayor Bill de Blasio;  Photo: Paul Martinka

Mayor Bill de Blasio; Photo: Paul Martinka

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is facing intense criticism for skipping out on a slain NYPD officer's vigil to attend a G20 protest in Germany.

NYPD Sergeants Union President Ed Mullins stated, “New York City is right now mourning the loss of a police officer who was dedicated to the City of New York, and we have our mayor who has just gone to Germany to join protesters. Is this the type of city we want to live in?"

Mullins added, "Where we are failing is in political leadership."

Officer Miosotis Familia was shot and killed in an ambush attack early Wednesday morning. 

Mayor de Blasio left New York shortly after Officer Familia's shooting in order to participate in protests against the G20 meeting in Germany.

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