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Major Unions Criticize 'Electeds' Over NYPD But Don't Say Whom

Posted 6/22/20

The leadership of some of New York's largest unions blasted unnamed office-holders for a "profound lack of leadership" when it came to addressing the "failure of the NYPD to act with appropriate restraint" during the mass street protests sparked by the May 25 killing of George Floyd by a since-fired Minneapolis police officer.

The impact of their June 6 letter was diluted, however, by their unwillingness to specify the targets of their criticism. Mayor de Blasio, who alternated between criticizing some individual cops and defending the overall police response, has long had the political support of several of the seven signatories, including District Council 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido and SEIU1199 President George Gresham.

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