- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - Mayor Bill de Blasio has visited the place where two New York police officers were killed and has led a moment of silence at City Hall in their memory.

De Blasio and first lady Chirlane McCray spent several minutes Tuesday morning at the site of Saturday’s shooting.

De Blasio bowed his head and McCray placed flowers at a memorial for Officers Wenjian Liu (WEHN’-jihn LOO’) and Rafael Ramos (rah-fy-EHL’ RAH’-mohs).

Later, de Blasio observed a moment of silence at 2:47 p.m., the time the officers were shot. Beforehand, he urged New Yorkers to protect and respect officers and “keep working to bring police and community closer together.”

Police union officials have criticized de Blasio, saying he contributed to a climate of mistrusting police that set the stage for the killings.

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