Sgt. Ed Mullins, President of New York’s Sergeants Benevolent Association reported that “the stress levels are monumental” for the NYPD and predicted “you’re going to see in the weeks that come” that rank and file police officers are upset with Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) on Friday’s “Kelly File” on the Fox News Channel.
“The stress levels are monumental right now. Officers are very vigilant as to what takes place. The simplest act of walking into a store or going out on a particular aided case, you don’t know if you’re really going to an aided case or you’re going to an ambush. So, the awareness levels are very high, the stress levels are very high” he declared.
Regarding his controversial comments that de Blasio had the blood of two murdered officers on his hands, Mullins stated “I stand by those actions and statements. The mayor has gained public office by turning his back on the NYPD.”
Mullins added, “what’s interesting is that the question of reconciliation consistently comes up, and we’re now a week later. Here it is Friday, and a week ago today, the mayor sat down and met with the protesters. It will be a week tomorrow that these two officers were executed in their patrol car. And the mayor has yet to reach out to any of the police unions to discuss moving the ball forward and having a less divisive city or plans for dialogue or any kind of communication to help build bridges going forward. He’s made public statements. He’s been really hiding under the popularity of the police commissioner, and ultimately it still comes down to the rank and file,” and predicted “his argument has been we don’t represent the rank and file. I think you’re going to see in the weeks that come that he’s completely wrong on that.”