Mike O’Meara, president of the New York Police Benevolent Association, called out the media on Tuesday during a press conference to address the latest scrutiny surround police officers across the country. He singled out state legislators and the press while calling for officers to be treated with respect.
“Our legislators are failing us. Our press is vilifying us,” he added. “Stop treating us like animals and thugs and start treating us with some respect.
Watch his full statement above.