After FBI investigators raided his house and the organization’s offices Tuesday morning, the head of a major New York City police union has resigned.
According to newszenith, President Ed Mullins agreed to quit after the Sergeants Benevolent Association’s board requested his resignation.
In a statement released Tuesday night, the board added, “The nature and scope of this criminal investigation has yet to be determined.”
“President Mullins, on the other hand, appears to be the focus of the FBI probe.
We have no reason to believe that any other SBA member is implicated or being pursued in this case.
At Cadman Plaza, Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, attends the Jericho The Power of Prayer protest and march against gun violence.
At Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn, a pro-police clergy and law enforcement march began and ended at City Hall.
Black Lives Matter protesters first disrupted a peaceful demonstration on Brooklyn Bridge, then at City Hall.
For disruptive conduct, many of them were arrested.
According to the statement, the FBI and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York conducted a search warrant at the union’s Manhattan offices earlier Tuesday.
According to newszenith, FBI officers were seen leaving with cardboard boxes full with evidence.
The search is part of an ongoing investigation, according to an FBI representative, who declined to say further.
Mullins’ home on Long Island was also raided on Tuesday by FBI officials.
There are currently no charges pending.
the group represents 1,300 current and former NYPD sergeants.
Mullins was previously accused of breaking the rules when he published the police report from Mayor Bill de Blasio’s daughter’s detention during the George Floyd protests last year.
He is currently undergoing a departmental investigation into the allegations.
“More times than I can count, Ed Mullins has betrayed his uniform, his community, and his union.
It was just a matter of time until his never-ending hatred caught up with him.
This is the day, “Following Mullins’ resignation, de Blasio issued a tweet late Tuesday.
Mullins’ departure drew a reaction from Congressman Ritchie Torres.
“Following a first-class raid, a first-class resignation was issued.
Former Sergeant Ed Mullins: On your way out, make sure the door doesn’t hit you “He used Twitter to express himself.
Mullins was sentenced two years ago for implying that Tessa Majors, a New York City college student who was murdered in a park near Columbia University, was trying to buy marijuana when she was killed.
Majors’ family described his remarks as “extremely inappropriate,” as they “intentionally or unwittingly shift responsibility onto Tess, a young woman, for her own murder,”
Majors was killed during an attempted robbery, according to authorities, who charged three minors.