Police Union Boss Calls Misconduct Charges “Laughable”


The police union chief charged with misconduct for utilizing bigoted insults in opposition to members of metropolis authorities, and for publishing the arrest report of the mayor’s daughter, claimed that he has achieved nothing unsuitable.

“Make no mistake, I stand by my phrases,” Sergeant Ed Mullins, the pinnacle of the Sergeants Benevolent Affiliation, wrote in a statement to his 13,000 members that was posted to Twitter on Monday. “Nothing has modified. And I provide no apology!”

Mullins added, “Be assured that this apparent try and silence me will likely be met with robust and swift authorized motion.”

On Friday, the Civilian Criticism Evaluation Board substantiated three misconduct costs in opposition to Mullins, two had been for “offensive language,” after Mullins known as former Well being Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot a “bitch” and former Metropolis Councilmember Ritchie Torres a “first-class whore.” The third cost is for “abuse of authority,” after Mullins tweeted the arrest report of Chiara de Blasio, who was one among 1000’s of New Yorkers detained in the course of the George Floyd protests over the summer time.

Mullins, who took house a taxpayer-funded wage of $133,195 in 2020, has a prolonged historical past of creating offensive statements and selling racist content material. A yr in the past, the NYPD started investigating Mullins for declaring “conflict” in opposition to Mayor Invoice de Blasio.

“Since I’ve been SBA President, I’ve been repeatedly investigated by the NYPD Inside Affairs Bureau and threatened with self-discipline—together with termination—just because I’ve publicly advocated for you and your family members,” Mullins wrote within the assertion, which doesn’t particularly tackle the cost for leaking Chiara de Blasio’s arrest report.

Mullins didn’t reply to questions despatched in a textual content message. The NYPD has not responded to a request for remark, nor has the CCRB.

The NYPD’s new disciplinary matrix will apply to Mullins’s case. In accordance with the matrix, every of the three costs in opposition to him carry a punishment of as much as 20 days of misplaced employment, although the NYPD Commissioner nonetheless retains the ultimate authority over self-discipline and might deviate from the suggestions.

“The risk made to me of dropping 60 days is laughable—they’ll have 100 days; actually they’ll take all of them,” Mullins stated in his assertion. “The soiled little secrets and techniques of the NYPD and of elected officers should be made public!”