New York Mayor Bill de Blasio waves as he stands with members of the families of New York City Police Detectives Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos before they threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Mets home opener baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies in New York, Monday, April 13, 2015. Liu and Ramos were killed on duty in Dec. 2014 and posthumously promoted to detectives. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK (AP) — The families of two slain New York City police officers threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Mets’ home opener at Citi Field on Monday and were joined by Mayor Bill de Blasio at a time when his relationship with the police department is again coming under scrutiny.

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