Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams: Stop the protests

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BED-STUY, Brooklyn (PIX11) -- Speaking at a makeshift memorial at the scene where two NYPD officers were assassinated, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams for Eric Garner protesters to hold off on future demonstrations.

"I'm asking all those [asking for police reform] to hold off on any form of protest until these officers are laid to rest in a peaceful manner," Adams said. "It's time for New Yorkers to come together."

Adams, who was a NYPD officer for 22 years, called on New Yorkers to turn the pain of the slayings of officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos into purpose.

"We are asking all New Yorkers to turn this pain into purpose to ensure we send out a very clear and loud message: All lives matter."

Liu and Ramos were gunned down execution-style by 28-yearold Ismaaiyl Brinsley as they sat in their patrol car.

Brinsley had made anti-cop statements on social media before killing the officers, and shot his ex-girlfriend in Maryland beforehand.

A citywide candlelight vigil is planned for 6 p.m.