Al Sharpton, a longtime critic of NYPD, will speak at funeral of slain cop Randolph Holder

Posted by on Oct 26, 2015 at 10:09 am
Senator Barack Obama laughs with  Rev. Al Sharpton when sharptons cell phone went off on the podium during Obama's Speech at the National Action Network's Annual Convention at the Sheraton in Midton Manhattan Saturday morning. The speech was the last in Rev. Al Sharpton's series of Presidential Candidate speeches at the conference. It Was Sharpton's wife on the phone.   Original Filename: JG4L0160.jpg

Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association president Patrick Lynch did not reply Sunday to requests for comment on Sharpton’s planned appearance.

A day earlier, after Sharpton criticized procedures that let Howard walk the streets despite his violent past, Lynch said Sharpton was “one of the chief extremists fanning the flames of anti-police sentiment for his own gain.”

Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, said he was stunned that Sharpton will be a part of the service.

“This is an ironic twist,” Mullins said. “Sharpton is a divider. Maybe the family doesn’t understand his history with the NYPD. The city is divided because of people like Sharpton.”

Mullins still plans to go to the funeral and doesn’t expect that cops will boycott the service for their fallen brother.

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