The New York Daily News reports:
Ex-Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins filed for retirement after being stripped of his gun and shield Wednesday, one day after the FBI raided the union’s headquarters and his Long Island home.
A source said the federal investigation centered on suspected misuse of union funds. The Sergeants Benevolent Association cannot provide an attorney for Mullins because the firebrand sergeant is being investigated for stealing from the union, sources said.
Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said the Mullins probe began as a joint effort between the feds and NYPD Internal Affairs. Mullins, an outspoken supporter of former President Donald Trump, has a well-established reputation for racist, obscene tweets slamming political leaders.
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