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Hochul heckled leaving NYPD officer’s wake; video goes viral on social media

Governor Kathy Hochul’s visit to the wake of NYPD officer Jonathan Diller sparked significant social media discussion after a video surfaced showing her interacting with an animated individual outside the event.


The footage, widely shared on social media platform ‘X’ on Friday, captured a moment of tension, followed by applause as Hochul departed, amidst rumors she was asked to leave. However, reports clarified that the governor was heckled while already on her way out, after having spent time with Diller’s grieving family inside.

The incident has amplified scrutiny on Governor Hochul, especially concerning New York’s bail reform laws, in the aftermath of Officer Diller’s tragic death during a traffic stop by a repeat offender. The fallen officer’s family has voiced their concerns to the governor, seeking policy revisions. Diller is scheduled to be remembered in a funeral service on Saturday, as the community and officials continue to navigate the complex emotions and political debates stirred by the loss.



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