December 18, 2014 | 7:47pm

 

EDITORIAL

Melissa Mark-Viverito hearts the NYPD

By Post Editorial Board

Photo: Getty Images

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito

Will the real Melissa Mark-Viverito please stand up?

As The Post reported, the City Council speaker invited herself to the 7 a.m. roll call at the 23rd Precinct’s station house in East Harlem to talk to the cops there about “community relations.”

“I appreciate what you do,” she told the officers. “I know times are tough right now. I live in the area. I have a great relationship with the 23rd and 25th Precinct and PSA 5.”

Not all were buying.

One source told The Post many in the audience were angry because they know “she’s anti-cop and she’s made anti-cop statements in the past.”

The speaker’s visit to the precinct came after the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association posted a form cops could use to request that neither Mark-Viverito nor Mayor de Blasio attend their funerals in the event they are killed in the line of duty. The PBA says this is because she and the mayor have consistently demonstrated a lack of respect for the police.

Indeed, who could have guessed Mark-Viverito has really been pro-police all along?

When a Staten Island grand jury refused to return a criminal indictment of an officer in the death of Eric Garner, she issued a press release declaring “the use of excessive and lethal force against people of color is a persistent problem nationwide.”

She marched in Al Sharpton’s anti-police-brutality rally in August. She’s complained about a “two-tiered” system of justice that lets cops who kill citizens off the hook. Before that, she backed the idea that cops were guilty of “biased-based profiling.”

And just this month, she announced a new program aimed at making it easier for New Yorkers to accuse cops of misconduct.

Not to mention voting for two anti-cop laws that passed over then-Mayor Bloomberg’s veto before she became speaker. One made it easier to sue police for racial profiling, while another imposed a new inspector general on the ­department.

So, if you were a New York City police ­officer, which would you say is the real Melissa Mark-Viverito: the one who says she “appreciates” your job — or the one who has spent her time in office making it harder for you to do it?