New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo apologized privately to top New York City Police administrators late Tuesday after earlier in the day ripping their response to rioters as a “disgrace.”
NYPD Chief Terence Monahan told NBC’s “Today” show Wednesday that Cuomo’s office called him, and the governor called commissioner Dermot Shea to apologize and clarify his remarks.
“Last night, his office called and apologized to me, and I know he called the commissioner directly to apologize,” Monahan said.
“That’s not what he meant — he did not mean to put down the police officers.”