Former New York City police commissioner Bernie Kerik told Newsmax TV on Thursday that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio won’t support police officers who “get in trouble” for enforcing the city’s social distancing orders.
Kerik told “The National Report” that “the mayor has the men and women of the NYPD enforcing rules and this social distancing effort that the Attorney General and many federal judges have already said is infringing on constitutional rights and civil liberties. My fear is, these cops, these men and women, are going out there and enforcing this stuff, they're going to be in violation of some federal rule or federal law. They're going to get in trouble, they're going to be sued, and we know from history, this mayor, de Blasio, is not going to support them. He's not going to indemnify them; he's already opposed legislation that would take care of their families for those who died as a result of” COVID-19.
Kerik added, “my fear is for the men and women that are out there doing the job that has to be done. They're not going to get the support they have to get, or should get. And they have to be really careful about what they’re doing.”
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Theodore Bunker ✉
Theodore Bunker, a Newsmax writer, has more than a decade covering news, media, and politics.
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