AP Interview: NYC mayor says he has moved past police crisis

Jan 31, 2015 1:57 PM by News Staff

NEW YORK (AP) - Mayor Bill de Blasio says he has moved past the crisis with police that threatened to derail his administration.

He says in an interview with The Associated Press that much work remains to repair the hard feelings over the chokehold death of Eric Garner. But he says he has regained the footing to move on to other matters, including an agenda he plans to outline in next week's State of the City address.

De Blasio says he struck a tenuous truce by sticking to a strategy to maintain the moral high ground and avoid confrontation with police unions. At the same time, public opinion turned against police for their behavior in the feud, including turning their backs on the mayor.

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