Mayor de Blasio to meet with police unions Tuesday

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NEW YORK (PIX11) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio will meet with the leaders of several police unions Tuesday.

De Blasio will meet with the heads of the Captain Endowment Association, Lieutenants Benevolent Association, Sergeants Benevolent Association, Detectives' Endowment Association and Patrolmen's Benevolent Association.

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and other senior leaders of the NYPD will also be in attendance.

The Mayor has been facing growing criticism from the police department after officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were gunned down in their patrol car in Brooklyn by Ismaaiyl Brinsley.

At Ramos' funeral, thousands of officers turned their backs to de Blasio as he eulogized the slain officer.

Bratton called the gesture "very inappropriate."


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