Patrick Lynch, president of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, attends a NYPD graduation ceremony at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Dec. 29, 2014
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By NBC News
December 31, 2014

The president of the city’s biggest police union said “time will tell” how the de Blasio administration responds to police safety concerns raised during a two-hour closed-door meeting Tuesday between the mayor, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and the heads of the five NYPD unions.

The meeting was intended to begin repairing the widening rift between de Blasio and much of the rank-and-file police force. Tensions have escalated in recent weeks over the executions of two NYPD officers in Brooklyn and City Hall’s response to protests over police conduct in the wake of a Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict an officer …

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