The New York Times reports:
Federal investigators on Tuesday morning raided the Manhattan office of one of New York City’s main police unions in connection with an ongoing investigation, according to two people with the knowledge of the matter.
The union, the Sergeants Benevolent Association, represents about 13,000 active and retired police sergeants in New York. Its headquarters were searched as part of an investigation by the F.B.I. and the public corruption unit in the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan, the people said.
Investigators also executed a search warrant at the Long Island home of the union’s president, Edward D. Mullins, a person with knowledge of the operation said. While the precise focus and scope of the investigation could not immediately be determined, the search of Mr. Mullins’s home suggests that the inquiry is at least in some measure focused on him.
The New York Daily News reports:
The union is headed by Mullins, a brash leader known for his over-the-top social media attacks on NYPD leadership and Mayor de Blasio. Mullins, a member of the NYPD since January 1982, took over as head of the SBA on July 1, 2002.
“No comment for now,” said Mullins’ lawyer Andrew Quinn about the morning raid. The typically outspoken Mullins could not immediately be reached for a response.
De Blasio, at an unrelated news conference shortly after the raid, said he had no further details on what happened before unloading on Mullins.
Mullins last appeared on JMG in February when he called openly gay US Rep. Ritchie Torres a “first class whore.” Mullins, who has a history of making racist comments, has appeared at least twice on Fox News with the QAnon mug seen above positioned for all to see.
The FBI today raided the HQ of the NYPD Sergeant’s Benevolent Assn, headed by controversial President Ed Mullins. The union has 11,000 members. No details are available yet on the purpose of the raid, since it is an “ongoing investigation.”https://t.co/tt5AGrVOtk
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