NYPD Sergeants' Union Head Under Investigation After Declaring 'War' On Mayor

Sandy Malone

Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins is being investigated after he declared "war" on the NYC mayor.

New York, NY – The New York Police Department’s (NYPD) internal affairs unit is investigating the president of the sergeants’ union after he declared “war” on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The threat came at the end of a Twitter battle between Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA) President Ed Mullins and the mayor after two officers were shot in less than 12 hours in the Bronx’s 41st Precinct, the New York Post reported.

“Police are being targeted. The anti cop tone infecting our city & state is causing bloodshed,” the SBA tweeted shortly after the second attack. “Before any public official sends their thoughts & prayers, they should ask themselves how the language & behavior they've been tolerating has contributed to violence against police.”

De Blasio took to Twitter with his thoughts within hours.

“It was a quiet Sunday morning when bullets started flying inside the 41st Precinct,” the mayor wrote. “Our officers handled it with heroism and extraordinary skill, showing the true caliber of the men and women who serve in the NYPD. Thank God our officers are alive.”

“This was a premeditated assassination attempt against New York’s Finest. It was also an attack on ALL New Yorkers and everything we believe in,” the mayor declared. “This MUST be a city where everyone can live in peace and respect. This individual attempted to destroy that. We will not let him win.”

The SBA subsequently declared “war” on the mayor in a scathing tweet.

“Mayor DeBlasio, the members of the NYPD are declaring war on you!” the message read. “We do not respect you, DO NOT visit us in hospitals. You sold the NYPD to the vile creatures, the 1% who hate cops but vote for you. NYPD cops have been assassinated because of you. This isn’t over, Game on!”

The Gothamist reported on Thursday that NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau (IAB) launched an investigation into Mullins, who is still an active NYPD sergeant, shortly thereafter.

But the investigation will not be limited to the declaration of war tweet.

Sources told The Gothamist that IAB was conducting a “deeper dive” into the union boss to include any offensive statements or social media posts and determine "whether those views undermine his capacity as a sergeant.”

Sgt. Mullins’ sent out a video to the union’s 13,000 members last summer that had a racist audio commentary over the action calling black people “monsters” and comparing public housing to a “war zone.”

After he was called on it, he apologized and said he hadn’t actually listened to the video prior to sharing it, The Gothamist reported.

“The probe will look at Mullins’ history of rash remarks to determine if they conflict with his commitment to public safety as a sworn officer,” an NYPD source told the New York Post.

IAB has already interviewed Sgt. Mullins once this year, after he told reporters that a murdered student from Barnard College was in the park to buy marijuana when she was stabbed to death.

De Blasio blasted Sgt. Mullins’ comments as “heartless” and “infuriating” and accused him of victim shaming, the New York Post reported.

Sources said IAB asked Sgt. Mullins where he’d gotten the information that Barnard freshman Tessa Majors was buying drugs when she was killed and he replied that he had been a cop for 38 years and “guessed it.”

IAB is investigating whether Sgt. Mullins’ remarks to de Blasio or about Major violated NYPD policies in the patrol guide, and whether any of it is punishable, the New York Post reported.

Comments (48)
538 central K
538 central K

What would you expect from a Man who volunteered to work for Communist dictator
Daniel Ortega in Central America in early 1980s. DeBlasio is nothing more than a commie bs artist. Hates capitalism but yet has made millions in the capitalist society we all live in. Obama played the same play. Hates capitalism but yet made billions off it.

Sgt. Ed Mullin is an American first, family man second and Sgt. And Union President 3thd.

First amendment is for all people, not just people you agree with. Deblasio is just showing his true hatred for people to be free and have free thought.

Libs call everyone fascist’s and Nazi’s, but yet
Nazi’s were socialists like bernie sanders.
NAZI PARTY in english means Nationalist Socialists Party.

Libs demonize opposite thought, and blame the past leaders for todays problems to distract people from seeing true problem, Liberal socialist dictators.

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Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

not sure what he thought would happen, openly threatening an elected official.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

“Police are being targeted. The anti cop tone infecting our city & state is causing bloodshed,” the SBA tweeted shortly after the second attack. “Before any public official sends their thoughts & prayers, they should ask themselves how the language & behavior they've been tolerating has contributed to violence against police.”

“Mayor DeBlasio, the members of the NYPD are declaring war on you!” the message read. “We do not respect you, DO NOT visit us in hospitals. You sold the NYPD to the vile creatures, the 1% who hate cops but vote for you. NYPD cops have been assassinated because of you. This isn’t over, Game on!”

The only thing relevant in the main NYPD patrol guide...

Is a reference to another guideline. On page 3/4 of the NYPD Social Media Accounts Policy, 203-28, it says...

"Members of the service utilizing personal social media sites are to exercise good judgment and demonstrate the same degree of professionalism expected of them while performing their official duties. Members of the service should be aware that activities on personal social media sites may be used against them to undermine their credibility as members of the Department, interfere with official police business, compromise ongoing investigations and affect their employment status with the Department."

Full guideline here:

jsant277
jsant277

He's a brave man to take on the Mayor, but I suspect that DiBlasio will find a way to silence. How he does that without incurring the wrath of the entire department is a tact outside of his capacity. Of course, they already lack any respect for him.

538 central K
538 central K

Calf loud mouth, what im saying is commies marxists liberals all have same goal. Supress the people and do the opposite of what they say. And they want to crush free thought.
You can not crush freedom of speech because u disagree with counter thought.
This Sgt has the right to say whatever he wants. Mayor is a criminal loving bs artist.

widbill45acp
widbill45acp

IT is war, cops have died, and more attempts are coming, unlike the mayor who hides behind the cops he hates. Mr. Mayor you trained YOUR OWN CHILDREN TO HATE COPS, if that is not despicable, please tell me how it is not such! What do you see when you look in the mirror, you can lie to us, BUT NOT YOURSELF, CAN YOU?

Shepfershort
Shepfershort

If you've ever been in a primarily Black urban neighborhood, you'll agree with him. It's another world.

Cop Watch
Cop Watch

looks like the blue mafia union will be needing a new president. maybe they can get one that doesn't support CRIMINAL COPS! ya i know it's a tall order, it will be hard to find someone that will hold criminal cops accountable.......

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

ALL of us should get behind him against Mayor De Bozo!!!!! He's a clown and has ruined the lives of so many people! Just remember the 92 year old Grandmother who was murdered because of his stupid no bail and release!!!!! He needs to have WAR declared on him by someone!!!!! Get over it Mayor and look in the mirror, YOU ARE THE PROBLEM!

Gramercy
Gramercy

I certainly would not respect this mayor nor follow his dictates. How in God's name did he ever get elected? Good bye, NYC! You are going down fast...joining the CA rush to the bottom!

Stanracer
Stanracer

It's never good to have a mayor who hated the police and loves criminals. Nothing good will come of that. Good luck, New York. You're going to need it.

amlee
amlee

Deblasio history conflicts with his commitment to the public....where's that POS investigation?

Papa Cooz
Papa Cooz

He said it as Union President. Tell IAB and the commie mayor to stay out of Union business.

amlee
amlee

They also had the National Socialist People's Welfare, lots of parallels to what modern US socialists want.....ran by the Nazis Hitler took good care of the German people...lots of social programs for the German worker.

Marxest
Marxest

Ed Mullins is one of those old school dumb Irish flat-foots with too much power and not enough brains. I've known him for years now. I can't tell you how many times he's said things that were so stupid, biased, insensitive and politically incorrect and he's had to apologize or walk back his own comments. But this time it's a little bit different, making a perceived threat against the current sitting mayor just because he disagrees with Mayor DeBlasio's policies. At the end of the day, I'm sure he'll managed a way to get out of the hot water that he found his way into.

Raymelson
Raymelson

The mayor of N,Y needs taken out by whatever means necessary

538 central K
538 central K

Nyc enjoyed the policing when Real-estate values shot up, shit neighborhoods became crime free and gentrified.

Libs never want say who commits crime.

They scream diversity, racially mixed till they are ass raped and have shit kicked out of them by the very people who they promote as
Inclusive. But lib aristocrats will call 911 on first black they see on their million dollar brown stone they buy in west or East Harlem.

Policing is full contact sport. Police stop people based on scrip from vics.

bmh
bmh

He treats the police like crap, makes their jobs harder, basically his fault the police were shot & they're supposed to be happy about it! Common sense tells you the "war" usage was just a figure of speech. A shame deblasio has no common sense or the criminal element wouldn't be so bad there & this situation wouldn't be happening.


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