May 12, 2016 | 11:59pm  


De Blasio-bashing cop stuck monitoring surveillance cameras

By Larry Celona and Natalie Musumeci

The NYPD cop caught on video telling a driver it was all Mayor de Blasio’s fault he was getting a ticket has a fitting new assignment — staring at surveillance camera footage all day long, The Post has learned.

Officer Joseph C. Spina, 28, was stripped of his gun and badge and suspended without pay last month after he was secretly recorded in The Bronx in a video that created a buzz on YouTube.

Spina now works an eight-hour shift monitoring housing-project cameras in a windowless room at PSA 7 in the Melrose section of The Bronx as part of the VIPER Unit, law-enforcement sources said.

The officer reported to his new post on April 18 — nine days after the ticket incident and six days after he was suspended — and he will not be eligible for any overtime, the sources said.

He made $59,822 in 2015, records show.

In the 10-second video — which has been removed from YouTube — Spina told the unidentified driver, “Mayor de Blasio wants us to give out summonses, OK? All right?

“I don’t know if you voted for him or not. I don’t live in the city. I wouldn’t have voted for him because this is what he wants. He wants us to give out summonses,” the officer added after pulling over the unlicensed driver for excessive noise from his car speakers.

Spina was suspended for conduct unbecoming an officer and was hit with departmental charges, sources said.

Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch said the new post is demeaning.

“Just as the suspension of this police officer was a politically motivated overreaction, this is an unjustified punitive transfer,” Lynch told The Post. “This is a waste of a good police officer who was enforcing City Hall’s policies as he was directed.”

The VIPER Unit started as an NYPD pilot program in 1997 to fight crime by providing video surveillance in housing projects.