Major rift emerges between NYPD, mayor in wake of officers being shot dead

Video: Officers Turn Away From NYC Mayor As He Enters Press Conference

By RYAN GORMAN

The assassination of two NYPD officers in broad daylight has revealed a major fissure between the department and the mayor's office.

NYPD officers have been directed to arrest people only if "absolutely necessary" as cops adjust to working in a "wartime police department," according to a police union memo obtained by AOL News.

"Absolutely NO law enforcement action in the form of arrests and or summonses is to be taken unless absolutely necessary and unless an individual must be placed under arrest," the note stresses.

The memo came Saturday evening following the shooting deaths of officers Wenjin Liu and Raphael Romero.

A veteran NYPD officer told AOL News: "Cops are not gonna give a s**t anymore.

"The mayor is a wolf in sheep's clothing and his poor choice of words, along with other officials and activists, helped perpetuate this senseless killing."

The PBA memo also that claimed New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's "hands are literally dripping with blood because of his words, actions and policies."


The officer, who has decades of experience with "New York's Finest," agreed.

"Something like this was going to happen" because de Blasio elected to let "the anti cop/justice system protesting keep going."

The mayor has drawn the NYPD's ire in recent months after taking what many cops feel is an anti-police stance following the August death of Eric Garner.

"He helped brew hatred against the NYPD," said the officer.

The shooting deaths of officer Wenjin Liu and Raphael Romero came as apparent retribution for the deaths of Michael Brown and Garner, according to social media posts by the suspected killer.

A PBA spokesperson has publicly denied the statement's authenticity, but the officer told AOL News that it was a mass-message sent to all officers.

The note came only one week after PBA president Pat Lynch ranted against the mayor during a gathering in Queens.

It also emerged not long after de Blasio was reportedly asked not to attend the funerals of officers killed in the line of duty.

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Major rift emerges between NYPD, mayor in wake of officers being shot dead
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: The casket of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos is carried into Christ Tabernacle Church prior to his wake on December 26, 2014 in the Glendale neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was killed along with NYPD officer Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car on December 20. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: A hearse carrying the casket of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos arrives at Christ Tabernacle Church prior to his wake on December 26, 2014 in the Glendale neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was killed along with NYPD officer Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car on December 20. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: The casket of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos is carried into Christ Tabernacle Church prior to his wake on December 26, 2014 in the Glendale neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was killed along with NYPD officer Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car on December 20. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: New York City police officers attend the wake of fellow NYPD officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church on December 26, 2014 in the Glendale neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was killed along with NYPD officer Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car on December 20. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: People attend the wake of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church on December 26, 2014 in the Glendale neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was killed along with NYPD officer Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car on December 20. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: New York City police officers attend the wake of fellow NYPD officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church on December 26, 2014 in the Glendale neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was killed along with NYPD officer Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car on December 20. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: Children hold signs outside the wake for New York City police officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church on December 26, 2014 in the Glendale neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was killed along with NYPD officer Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car on December 20. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: A security detail patrols outside the wake of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church on December 26, 2014 in the Glendale neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was killed along with NYPD officer Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car on December 20. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: PBA president Patrick Lynch attends the wake of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church on December 26, 2014 in the Glendale neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was killed along with NYPD officer Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car on December 20. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani attends the wake of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church on December 26, 2014 in the Glendale neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was killed along with NYPD officer Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car on December 20. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 26: A security detail stands watch at the wake of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos at Christ Tabernacle Church on December 26, 2014 in the Glendale neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Ramos was killed along with NYPD officer Wenjian Liu as they sat in their patrol car on December 20. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 19: People demonstrate outside of City Hall against police violence at a rally that was supposed to be in support of the New York Police Department (NYPD) on December 19, 2014 in New York City. Like a number of other cities across the country, New York City continues to experience daily protests as activists, residents and area politicians voice their anger over two grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 20: The scene at a shooting where two New York City police officers were killed execution style Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner > on December 20, 2014 in New York City. The suspect, who killed his girlfriend in Baltimore earlier in the day, was apparently motivated by the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 20: The scene at a shooting where two New York City police officers were killed execution style Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner > on December 20, 2014 in New York City. The suspect, who killed his girlfriend in Baltimore earlier in the day, was apparently motivated by the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 20: The scene at a shooting where two New York City police officers were killed execution style Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner > on December 20, 2014 in New York City. The suspect, who killed his girlfriend in Baltimore earlier in the day, was apparently motivated by the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 20: The scene at a shooting where two New York City police officers were killed execution style Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner on December 20, 2014 in New York City. The suspect, who killed his girlfriend in Baltimore earlier in the day, was apparently motivated by the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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I am outraged at the killing of 2 police officers in Brooklyn. That is why we stress non violence as the only way to fight for justice.
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 21: Rev. Al Sharpton speaks during a press conference denouncing the shooting deaths of two New York Police Department (NYPD) officers at the National Action Network on December 21, 2014 in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City. The press conference follows the execution style shooting of officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos in Brooklyn on December 20, 2014 where the suspect was apparently motivated by the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. (Photo by Michael Graae/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 20: A police officer pauses as he listens to New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio at a news conference at Woodhull Hospital following the killing of two New York City police officers on December 20, 2014 in New York City. The officers were killed execution style Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner. The suspect, who killed his girlfriend in Baltimore earlier in the day, was apparently motivated by the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 20: The scene at a shooting where two New York City police officers were killed execution style Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner > on December 20, 2014 in New York City. The suspect, who killed his girlfriend in Baltimore earlier in the day, was apparently motivated by the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 20: The scene at a shooting where two New York City police officers were killed execution style Saturday afternoon as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner > on December 20, 2014 in New York City. The suspect, who killed his girlfriend in Baltimore earlier in the day, was apparently motivated by the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 19: People demsonstate outside of City Hall against police violence at a rally that was supposed to be in support of the New York Police Department (NYPD) on December 19, 2014 in New York City. Like a number of other cities across the country, New York City continues to experience daily protests as activists, residents and area politicians voice their anger over two grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 19: People demsonstate outside of City Hall against police violence at a rally that was supposed to be in support of the New York Police Department (NYPD) on December 19, 2014 in New York City. Like a number of other cities across the country, New York City continues to experience daily protests as activists, residents and area politicians voice their anger over two grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers in the deaths of two unarmed black men. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 27: Jaden Ramos arrives at the funeral of his father slain New York City Police Officer Rafael Ramos, one of two officers murdered while sitting in their patrol car in an ambush in Brooklyn last Saturday afternoon on December 27, 2014 in New York City. Thousands of fellow officers, family, friends and Vice President Joseph Biden are expected at the church in the Glendale neighborhood of Queens for the funeral. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 27: New York Police Officer at the funeral of slain New York City Police Officer Rafael Ramos, one of two officers murdered while sitting in their patrol car in an ambush in Brooklyn last Saturday afternoon on December 27, 2014 in New York City. Thousands of fellow officers, family, friends and Vice President Joseph Biden are expected at the church in the Glendale neighborhood of Queens for the funeral. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
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