New York City officials confirmed on Wednesday that Eric Adams’ brother has been demoted from his initial appointment as deputy NYPD commissioner.
Sources said instead of NYPD commissioner, Bernard Adams, a 56-year-old retired NYPD sergeant, will now serve as executive director of mayoral security of his brother.
The new post is notched lower in rank from his previously designated title.
According to reports, Adams will be paid a $210,000 salary, a roughly $30,000 pay cut from the salary deputy police commissioners typically earns.
The demotion came after Adams on Sunday defended hiring his brother despite nepotism concerns, as he revealed that the younger Adams would be “in charge of [his] security” but did not provide details about his day-to-day duties.
Adams added that the Conflict of Interest Board, a city ethics panel, will ultimately “make the determination” on whether to grant permission to the mayor to hire his brother as a deputy commissioner.
As of this posting, Bernard Adams has yet to issue a statement on his new role in his brother’s administration.