Just one alleged graffitist, Sarah Autz, 25, — who allegedly scrawled “PIG” on a cop car, was arrested; she was awaiting arraignment Saturday night.
A second protester, a 22-year-old man, was issued a summons for allegedly spitting at officers, police said.
“It doesn’t surprise me that some of the community [members] have some hatred towards us,” Lou Turco, president of the Lieutenant Benevolent Association told The Post.
Turco, Mullins and Police Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch were unanimous in blaming the surge of hate in large part Mayor de Blasio and other politicians and community leaders — for failing to condemn the anti-cop mobs.
“These are the people who are driving public safety policy in our city. They are who our elected officials are pandering to at the expense of safe streets. Their goal isn’t ‘justice.’ They want violence against police officers & the end of all law enforcement. It’s time for our elected officials to support our police the way honest working people from the neighborhoods do,” Lynch said.
“Stop pandering to the criminal element.”
“They’re being silent on this,” Turco agreed. “I don’t hear nothing,” he said of civic and community leaders.
Mullins and Lynch additionally blamed the silence of NYPD brass.
Meanwhile, cops on the street are dreading what will come next if the anger continues to escalate unstopped.
The fear, Mullins said, is that cops are going to end up injured — or worse.