New York cops have a tough job, but their comrades in Baltimore had it a lot tougher when violent street riots erupted last month following the death of a black man in police custody.
So a group of retired and active NYPD cops from POPPA — the Police Organization Providing Peer Assistance — volunteered to visit the Charm City to boost morale and help the traumatized officers deal with the pressure.
“They think as cops they can handle it — they don’t reach out for help because they see it as weakness. We tell them it’s a sign of strength to seek help,” John Petrullo, the Manhattan-based nonprofit’s executive director and a retired cop from the 63rd Precinct in Brooklyn, told The Post.
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