(NBC News) Tensions remain high between New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and members of the city’s police force.
Mayor de Blasio was greeted with a smattering of boos and applause at an NYPD graduation ceremony Monday, which touched on the murders of officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.
The first term mayor has been hammered by the city’s police unions for seeming too sympathetic to protesters who’ve questioned policing tactics in several high-profile cases.
The frosty reception follows Saturday’s funeral for one of the two officers executed earlier this month.
Hundreds of police watching de Blasio speak at the funeral for Officer Rafael Ramos turned their backs to the screen during his address.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has stood by the mayor’s side for the duration of his rocky relationship with the NYPD.
He called it “very inappropriate” that officers chose to demonstrate during an officer’s funeral.
Bratton says he will meet with the city’s five police unions to try to rebuild the relationship between New York’s finest and City Hall.