New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office said it will scrutinize NYPD ranks following a WNYC/Gothamist investigation of online records that appears to tie several New York law enforcement officers and public officials—including at least two active members of the NYPD—to a far-right, anti-government militia.
The mayor’s investigation comes after an anonymous hacker released what it claims are emails and membership data from the Oath Keepers, an extremist militia group that had a notable presence at the storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6th.
One NYPD sergeant, who is listed online as being active in the department’s Firearms and Tactics Session, was named in the data dump. The sergeant answered a phone number posted in the membership data and acknowledged he was an NYPD officer when asked whether he was the person in question. He declined to comment on whether or not he is a member of the militia organization, and referred WNYC/Gothamist to the NYPD’s press office.
Read the full article. There’s much more. Eighteen Oath Keepers have so far been charged in the Capitol riot.
According to a WYNC/Gothamist investigation, several New York law enforcement officers and public officials—including at least two active members of the NYPD—appear to have ties a far-right militia prominent for storming the U.S. Capitol on January 6th. https://t.co/PlYeQWv0Ma
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