Incoming New York City mayor Eric Adams has tapped a man who has two decades of law enforcement experience as the new New York City Department of Correction commissioner.
Adams is set to name at 11 a.m today Louis Molina as the head of the city’s beleaguered jail system.
According to reports, it is Molina’s second stint in NY following a one-year stint in Las Vegas serving as the commissioner of the Las Vegas Department of Public Safety.
Before his Las Vegas stint, Molina was the first deputy commissioner for the Westchester County Department of Correction for nearly three years.
Molina will face a tough challenge in his new position since the DOC has been in crisis amid staffing shortages and dangerous conditions inside its lockups.
Sources said for 2021, 16 people have died in NYC DOC.