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Tensions Mount Further Between de Blasio, Police Union

Tensions Mount Further Between de Blasio, Police Union
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PBA head Patrick Lynch accused de Blasio of throwing police officers "under the bus."
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is delivering the latest volley in his ongoing battle with the city's police union leaders.
 
He dismissed their ability to speak for their rank-and-file members during an appearance Tuesday on the daytime talk show "The View."
 
He also criticized the Patrolman Benevolent Association's petition to ban him from future NYPD funerals as "inappropriate."
 
The relationship between de Blasio and the union has been rocky since before he took office in January.
 
And it has grown steadily more poisonous in the wake of a grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer for the chokehold death of Eric Garner.
 
PBA head Patrick Lynch accused de Blasio of throwing police officers "under the bus."
 
The PBA is currently working on an expired contract.