Ed Mullins is the bombastic and controversial (adjectives selected by the New York PostFollowing an FBI raid on Tuesday of Mullins’ and the union office in New York, the chief of New York Police Department’s Sergeants Benevolent Associations (SBA), he resigned.
Although the FBI has remained mum as usual, it is not revealing any details. PostSources report that Mullins has been investigated by law enforcement for wire fraud and the misappropriation or theft of funds.
Mullins, of course, is innocent until proven guilty—heck, he hasn’t even been charged with any crimes yet! The reason is the PostMullins’s use of words such as “bombastic” or “controversial”, is due to his reputation of not only defending police brutality but for lamenting citizens being treated like human beings with inherent rights to be free from violence by police.
SBA Twitter Account operated by MullinsHe used it to blast policies that were not his favorite, including the Fourth Amendment. Mullins was furious when, in 2018, the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board Twitter account reminded citizens that the Fourth Amendment provides protection against “unreasonable searches or seizures”. He also encouraged them to file a complaint if they feel their rights were violated.
Your actions are disgraceful. While you sit in your ass, you target NYPD officers while enjoying the easy things. While you don’t know what an NYPD officer does, yet you target us and ridicule our integrity. When evil strikes, you will call 911 and thanks God for the NYPD. https://t.co/8I00FD7hny
— SBA (@SBANYPD) May 5, 2018
He was perhaps still feeling somewhat testy after New York City’s “stop and frisk” policing techniques being unconstitutional.
Mullins also opposed the legalization of pot and decriminalization. Mullins insisted that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s attempt to halt marijuana arrests in New York City in 2014 was a “beginning of the collapse of civilized society.”
New York City would, indeed, start following the trend of most other American cities and cut back on marijuana arrests, and the state finally legalized it earlier this year. It isn’t due to the use of marijuana that civilization has fallen apart. Mullins responded to the shifts by whining more on Twitter about how he could not just arrest anyone he saw using marijuana.
Mullins tweeted also an unredacted report of de Blasio’s arrest for her daughter, who was arrested last year for blocking traffic in protests against police reform. Twitter removed the tweet for violating its policies regarding revealing personal information that could be used to find people. Mullins could face disciplinary action for publishing that information. He also faces charges for offensive tweets like one calling a City Council Member a “bitch”, and another calling a Health Commissioner a “bitch”.
Mullins might be no longer the SBA’s head, but he remains a New York Police Department sergeant. While that could be the case if he is charged with a crime in New York City, it’s possible for this to change. But those who are familiar with New York City police disciplinary procedures know that they can also take years. The police unions are also responsible for making the NYPD difficult to get rid of its worst officers. However, if Mullins really is misappropriating funds from unions, it shouldn’t surprise if the NYPD doesn’t come to his aid.
However, even if Mullins is convicted and charged, he will likely keep his large police pension.