Mayor Bill de Blasio Delivers Remarks at NYPD Graduation Ceremony. Madison Square Garden, New York. Monday, December 29, 2014. Photo: Demetrius Freeman
Mayor Bill de Blasio Delivers Remarks at NYPD Graduation Ceremony. Madison Square Garden, New York. Monday, December 29, 2014.  Photo: Demetrius Freeman
Mayor Bill de Blasio Delivers Remarks at NYPD Graduation Ceremony. Madison Square Garden, New York. Monday, December 29, 2014.
Photo: Demetrius Freeman

The tense relationship between New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the citys police officers is casting a shadow over the citys chances to host the Democratic National Convention in 2016, the Daily News writes.

The national party is expected to pick a host city in the next few weeks, but a source familiar with the Democratic National Committees decision-making process says theyre worried about the optics of whether the police will turn their backs on the mayor.

And they dont want side stories, said the source. They want the story to be squarely on the convention.

Sergeants Benevolent Association president Ed Mullins said theres no guarantee the bitterness will end in time for the 2016 convention:

Theres no solution in sight, said Mullins. If the DNC were here next week, theres a good chance that cops would turn their backs [on de Blasio] again.

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