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Slain Officer Jonathan Diller’s family told Kathy Hochul she had ‘his blood on her hands’: source

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A family member of slain NYPD Officer Jonathan Diller let Gov. Kathy Hochul “have it” when she stopped by the wake Friday afternoon — telling her “‘his blood is on your hands,’” a witness told The Post.

The family member “was going crazy on her,” a source told The Post.

“He said, ‘We don’t want you here. You’re not wanted here. You have blood on your hands. If you want to do something, change the bail laws,’” the source said.

Diller, 31, was shot dead in Queens on Monday evening.

Both suspects in the incident have long rap sheets and previously did time in prison.

The tragic killing spurred renewed calls for Albany to clamp down on bail reform, which many in law enforcement blame for recidivist crimes.

Hochul and Attorney General Letitita James were also both denied their requests to speak at the Saturday morning service, Fox News host Brian Kilmeade reported.

“How completely out of touch and disrespectful – it’s about them when you make that kind of request. It really should be about the family,” former Rep. Lee Zeldin told Fox of the governor’s supposed request.

Hochul tried to mend fences Saturday by lowering flags on state buildings to half-staff on the day of his funeral. “His heroism and dedication to protecting New Yorkers will never be forgotten,” she wrote on X.

Follow The Post’s complete coverage of fallen NYPD Officer Diller’s wake

She is not expected to attend Saturday’s funeral service, but Mayor Eric Adams, a former NYPD captain, is set to deliver remarks.

Follow The Post’s complete coverage of fallen NYPD Officer Diller’s wake

New Yorkers are fed up with perceived “soft-on-crime” policies that have gotten through under Hochul’s watch, Zeldin insisted.

“New Yorkers are hitting their breaking point and about to flee. And the people who are in charge, these elected officials, aren’t actually making life in New York any better,” he scoffed.


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