NYPD union head after 'war' comment: ‘I will not be silenced by threat of discipline’
Ed Mullins, head of the NYPD sergeants union, is facing an investigation after tweeting that officers were 'declaring war' on the mayor
New York Daily News
NEW YORK — Ed Mullins, the longtime head of the NYPD sergeants union, pushed back against the mayor after reports that he’s under investigation for fiery social media comments, and over questions about his salary.
In a lengthy screed on the Sergeants Benevolent Association’s Facebook page, Mullins wrote, “First, let me assure you in no uncertain terms: I WILL NOT BE SILENCED BY THREAT OF DISCIPLINE, NOW OR EVER!”
Mullins is facing a probe by the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau’s Group 1, which typically investigates captains and above, or the office of the Chief of Internal Affairs, a police official and a high level city source confirmed.
The investigation comes after Mayor de Blasio said Mullins should face “consequences” for a Tweet where the outspoken union president blasted hizzoner after a cop-hating felon shot two cops in the Bronx in 12 hours.
“Mayor DeBlasio, the members of the NYPD are declaring war on you! 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!” Mullins wrote.
Sources said the investigation is also examining Mullins’ NYPD pay, and whether he’s inappropriately receiving night differential payments while still a member of the NYPD, but working full-time as union president.
“I have never submitted any request for night differential or overtime since becoming your President,” Mullins wrote Tuesday. “The City knows this: it is their records which would prove it. Once again this is just another LIE manufactured by the city.”
City Hall scoffed at Mullins’ response Tuesday.
“Ed Mullins is supposed to be a leader in this city. It’s time he act like it,” de Blasio spokeswoman Freddi Goldstein said. "His comments were clearly inappropriate and a multi-paragraph rant doesn’t change that.“