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NYPD union chief Ed Mullins steps back after FBI raid

17:00, 06 October 2021
NYPD union chief Ed Mullins steps back after FBI raid Photo: Tony Hisgett/wikimedia.org

Ed Mullins, president of the NYPD’ Sergeants Benevolent Association union (further SBA), resigned late Tuesday following the FBI raid on the union’s headquarters.

The raid was conducted within a part of “an ongoing investigation,” the FBI said. The bureau hasn’t shared any additional details on what precipitated the raid.

“The nature and scope of this criminal investigation has yet to be determined. 

However, it is clear that President Mullins is apparently the target of the federal investigation,” the SBA executive board said to its members.

“We have no reason to believe that any other member of the SBA is involved or targeted in this matter.”

The SBA board affirmed that they will provide the law enforcement with any needed information to help with the opened investigations. 

“Given the severity of this matter and the uncertainty of its outcome, the SBA Executive Board has requested that President Mullins resign from his position as SBA President. This evening, President Mullins has agreed to tender his resignation as President of the SBA,” the board said.

The board appealed to its members asking them to “withhold judgement until all the facts have been established.”

The SBA claims it currently represents approximately 13,000 active and retired NYPD sergeants.

Dismissed head of SBA, Ed Mullins is known to be an ardent critic of NY Mayor Bill de Blasio. He was blamed last year for posting on Twitter information about de Blassio’s daughter detention at the George Floyd protest.

In May back to 2016, Mullins appealed to former Police Commissioner Bill Braton demanding him to resign amid a police bribery investigation.

Bratton once speaking upon Mullins described him to New York Magazine as being “a thorn in the side of four commissioners.”

Mullins is also known for his sharp public addresses as once he compared an arrested NFL player to a “wild animal.” In another case he offended Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-N.Y.) a “first class-whore.”

The majority of his wierd or offensive posts were made through SBA’s official Twitter account.