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Police departments across the U.S. are warning officers to wear bulletproof vests, not to patrol alone and to avoid making arrests ‘unless absolutely necessary’ after two NYPD cops were shot dead inside their patrol car this weekend.
The slayings of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu on Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn heightened fears about the safety of law enforcement officials nationwide, though there is no evidence any threats are imminent.
The gunman, 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley, had vowed in an Instagram post to put ‘wings on pigs’ as retaliation for the recent slayings of black men at the hands of white police.
Brinsley was black; the slain New York Police Department officers were Hispanic and Asian.
After the deaths, a union-generated message at the NYPD warned officers that they should respond to every radio call with two cars – ‘no matter what the opinion of the patrol supervisor’ – and not make arrests ‘unless absolutely necessary’.
The president of the detectives union told members in a letter to work in threes when out on the street, wear bulletproof vests and keep aware of their surroundings.
Another directive warned officers in Newark, New Jersey, not to patrol alone and to avoid people looking for confrontations.
At the same time, a memo from an NYPD chief asked officers to limit their comments ‘via all venues, including social media, to expressions of sorrow and condolence’.
In Philadelphia, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey urged the leaders of protests over the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown to ‘call for calm and not let this escalate any further.’
In Boston, Police Commissioner William Evans said police issued an alert to officers to warn them about the New York City slayings and added that the department had issued several alerts following the decision by the Ferguson grand jury. Read more at dailymail.co.uk