Shortly after, the union passed a resolution of no confidence in de Blasio and O'Neill, calling for their resignations while citing Pantaleo's firing as the "final straw."
"Both men have displayed an appalling pattern of malfeasance and nonfeasance that disqualifies them from continuing to serve in their current offices," PBA President Patrick Lynch said then in a statement. "Neither can hope to regain the trust or confidence of New York City police officers. They must resign or be fired."
Following the appointment of Shea, Lynch said the union looks forward to working with the new commissioner when he takes over Dec. 1 to "combat the current anti-police atmosphere" in New York.