JUST IN: Slain New York officer Jonathan Diller’s family tells Gov. Kathy Hochul she has ‘blood on her hands’: report

Mar 30, 2024 | Political News

A family member of slain NYPD Officer Jonathan Diller told New York Governor Kathy Hochul that she has “his blood on her hands” at the Friday wake for the fallen officer. 

According to a source familiar with the matter that spoke to the New York Post, a family member went up to Hochul and said, “We don’t want you here. You’re not wanted here. You have blood on your hands. If you want to do something, change the bail laws.”

The source speaking to the outlet said that the family member was “was going crazy on her” when she arrived at the venue. 

A man in a black suit speaking to the governor at the wake was caught on video. She left right afterwards. 

Diller, 31, was shot during a routine traffic stop in Queens on Monday. Both suspects have long rap sheets and have done previous time in prison.  
 

The killing has spurred a firestorm of criticism of bail reform and soft-on-crime politicians in the state.  

When Hochul arrived at the wake of Diller she was asked to leave within 10 minutes of her arrival.  

Leading up to the wake, the NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Association President Vincent Vallelong stated that other soft-on-crime NYC politicians were not welcome to come.  

“Adrienne Adams, Jumaane Williams and their cohorts should stay home. They detest cops and have no appreciation for what they do. They should stay home and not pretend they are grieving. They have caused enough heartbreak and destruction,” Vallelong said.  

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