NYC mayor Bill de Blasio calls fatal police shooting of 66yearold woman ‘unacceptable’

NEW YORK — New York City’s mayor castigated a police sergeant Wednesday for fatally shooting a mentally ill, 66-year-old woman brandishing a baseball bat, saying her “tragic” and “unacceptable” death resulted from failure to follow basic policies.

“Our officers are supposed to use deadly force only when faced with a dire situation. It’s very hard to see that standard was met,” a somber Mayor Bill de Blasio said. “Something went horribly wrong here.”

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