Gov. Andrew Cuomo ripped NYPD brass on Monday while discussing the recent water-bucket attacks on NYPD cops who walked away from the abuse — saying their timid, caught-on-camera responses made the officers appear “impotent.”
But while he called the cops’ behavior “one of the most disturbing and embarrassing actions I’ve seen,” Cuomo placed the blame entirely on Mayor de Blasio and senior brass at the NYPD.
“I look to the training and the policies of the police department that would’ve instructed them to act that way,” Cuomo said on Albany’s WAMC radio.
“The training has to be, you don’t turn around and get back in the car and drive away. You literally make law enforcement ineffective and impotent and that hurts everyone.
“You’re assaulted, you take the perpetrator into custody. That’s what you do.”