De Blasio, NYPD ask NYC TV stations to keep copters clear of demonstrations to avoid ‘heightening tensions’

De Blasio, NYPD ask NYC TV stations to keep copters clear of demonstrations to avoid ‘heightening tensions’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced late Tuesday that he had requested that local TV outlets “pull back low-flying helicopters” to avoid “inadvertently heightening tensions” as demonstrations broke out across the city following the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd.

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