New York police, politicians honor slain officer

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New York (AFP) – One of two New York police officers shot dead was laid to rest Friday, in a case that has crystallized a rise in gun violence that new mayor Eric Adams has vowed to tackle. Officer Jason Rivera, 22, was killed while responding to a domestic disturbance in Harlem with his 27-year-old partner Wilbert Mora, who also died this week of his gun wounds. Under a light snow and somber sky, thousands of officers along with Rivera’s family, the police commissioner and Mayor Adams, himself a former cop, gathered at the famed St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan for the funeral service tha…

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