Transcript for Police Departments Ramp Up Security After NYPD Shooting
The killings have widened a rift between the major and the police force. Many feel he failed to back them up during anti-police protests. Police departments all across the country are ramping up security. Pierre Thomas joins us with the latest. Reporter: Good mornings, George. Today, around the country, police on high alert. Those deaths come at a time when officers are being killed at a disturbing pace. From New York City to Boston, Baltimore and New Jersey. Police leaders and unions putting officers on high alert and urging extra caution fearing they could be targeted and ambushed. In the wake of the shoots of two of New York's finest, some turning their backs on New York mayor bill Deblasio. Anger fueled but the feeling that he and Eric holder haven't been supporting police enough over the Michael brown and Eric garner cases. There is blood on many hands tonight. The blood on the hands starts on the steps of city hall. In the office of the mayor. Reporter: Nornew York's former goferer tweeted. Holder, who called the assassinations an unspeakable act of barbarism didn't respond to the governor. We stand with the police department. No one has ever given up on the police department or said we were anti-police department. Reporter: The killing of the NYPD stars comes at a tense moment. New statistics on police deaths show that compared to last year, officers killed in the line of duty surged by 23% with those killed by fire arms up a staggering 58%. Just hours after the police were cu killed in New York, an officer was killed in Florida. The family of slain officer Ramos says major Deblasio is welcome at the funeral. He did contact officer -- commissioner Ramsey from Philadelphia and said, look, everything needs to be gun to heal these wounds. Pierre Thomas, thank you very much.
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