NYPD Paints Over Inwood Mural Calling Cops "Murderers"

The mural depicted the word "Murderers," with bullet holes painted on the letters, and a coffin labeled "NYPD"

By Tracie Strahan
|  Thursday, Jul 26, 2012  |  Updated 7:42 AM EDT
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Two NYPD officers painted over a mural in Inwood of the word

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Two NYPD officers painted over a mural in Inwood of the word "Murderers," decorated with coffins and tombstones, in which one of the coffins was labeled "NYPD," authorities said Wednesday. The graffiti artist and some neighbors say the mural was freedom of artistic expression. Tracie Strahan reports.

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Two NYPD officers painted over a mural in Inwood of the word "Murderers," decorated with coffins and tombstones, in which one of the coffins was labeled "NYPD," authorities said Wednesday.

The owner of New Edition Cleaners, on Broadway, where the mural was painted, said she gave the graffiti artist, Alan Ket, permission to paint there, according to DNAinfo. On Tuesday, five days after the mural was completed, two police officers painted over the entire thing.

The mural depicted the word "Murderers," with bullet holes painted on the letters, and several coffins and tombstones with labels including Bank of America, BP Oil and Capitalism, in addition to the NYPD.

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