Outspoken chief of the NYPD’s Sergeants Benevolent Association- Ed Mullins formally stepped down on Tuesday night amid a federal probe into the alleged misappropriation of union funds.
The sudden resignation from Mullins came after FBI agents raided SBA offices in Manhattan and Mullins’ home in Port Washington, Long Island, on Tuesday morning. High-ranking law enforcement officials said the investigation involved suspicions of mail and wire fraud or misappropriations of SBA funds.
Reacting to the probe, the SBA wrote in an email on Tuesday night, “The nature and scope of this criminal investigation has yet to be determined. We have no reason to believe that any other member of the SBA is involved or targeted in this matter.”
Mullins had long picked a bone with Mayor Bill de Blasio after blaming him for police deaths, then posting an arrest report on Twitter for the mayor’s daughter, Chiara, after she was arrested at a George Floyd protest in June 2020.
“Ed Mullins dishonored his uniform, his city, and his union more times than I can count,” de Blasio said. “It was just a matter of time before his endless hatred would catch up with him. That day has come.”
US Rep. Ritchie Torres, a former city councilman, who also had a severely strained relation with Mullins, said, “Ed Mullins has spent his career abusing power and trafficking in hate, and his misdeeds have finally sent him into retirement, which is exactly where he belongs.”