The Manhattan workplace of the NYPD’s Sergeants Benevolent Association was raided by federal brokers Tuesday morning, a high-ranking police supply stated.
Investigators from the FBI descended on the Worth Street workplace as a part of an investigation into the union, which is headed by pro-police firebrand and union president Ed Mullins.
Mullins’ residence in Port Washington was additionally raided, sources stated.
The particulars of the investigation into the union are unclear, however the raids are a part of a long-term investigation, a legislation enforcement supply stated.
In a press release, FBI spokesperson Martin Feely confirmed the probe however didn’t elaborate.
“We are carrying out a law enforcement action in connection with an ongoing investigation. I cannot confirm the details of the investigation,” Feely stated in an e-mail to The Post.
Mullins, a fierce critic of Mayor Bill de Blasio, drew headlines final yr when the SBA tweeted out a confidential, unredacted arrest report for de Blasio’s daughter, Chiara, after she was busted at a George Floyd protest within the metropolis.
“How can the NYPD protect the city of NY from rioting anarchist when the Mayors object throwing daughter is one of them. Now we know why he is forbidding Mounted units to be mobilized and keeping the NYPD from doing their jobs,” learn the SBA tweet.
Mullins is dealing with a trial on inner costs associated to the tweet and different social media posts.
On Tuesday, de Blasio stated at an unrelated press convention that he had heard the union workplace had been raided by the feds.
“All I’ve been told is the FBI has raided the SBA headquarters,” de Blasio stated, declining to remark additional.