New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo got steamed up Monday while discussing the recent water-bucket attacks on NYPD officers who walked away from the abuse — saying their responses made the officers appear “impotent.”
But while he called the officers' behavior “one of the most disturbing and embarrassing actions I’ve seen,” Cuomo placed the blame entirely on Mayor de Blasio and the NYPD, the New York Post reports.
“I look to the training and the policies of the police department that would’ve instructed them to act that way,” Cuomo said on Albany’s WAMC radio.
“The training has to be, you don’t turn around and get back in the car and drive away. “You’re assaulted, you take the perpetrator into custody. That’s what you do.”