The controversial head of the NYPD’s Sergeants Benevolent Association obtained some brutal parting photographs from rivals Tuesday night time after longtime union head stepped down amid a probe into misappropriation of union funds.
Ed Mullins, whose Long Island dwelling was raided by FBI brokers earlier within the day, obtained some fiery goodbyes after his scorched-earth assaults on public officers like Mayor Bill de Blasio.
“A horrible person who also has horrible politics,” stated former de Blasio Press Secretary Bill Neidhart. “I don’t know if he’s going to rot in prison, but I do know he’s going to rot in hell.”
Mullins’ dwelling was raided as a part of the probe into the misuse of union cash, with federal brokers seizing pc tools and bins of paperwork, sources stated.
“Mullins is one of the worst people in New York politics and if he’s sent to prison he’ll be one of the worst people there,” one administration official informed The Post.
Mullins had pledged conflict on de Blasio and blamed him for police deaths, then posted an arrest report on Twitter for the mayor’s daughter, Chiara, after she was arrested at a George Floyd protest in June 2020. De Blasio shot again, calling the union head “a liar.”
The mayor himself didn’t pull punches on the information Mullins was out.
“Ed Mullins dishonored his uniform, his city and his union more times than I can count,” de Blasio stated. “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 metropolis councilman whom Mullins viciously known as “a first class whore” on social media, stated the union boss’ departure was “long overdue.”
“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,” Torres stated in an announcement.
Mullins held his put up too lengthy, stated one police officer with greater than 20 years on the job.
“He’s brash and I thought he was reckless,” the officer stated. “He got bigger than the department. Once he did that to Richie Torres, I thought he crossed the line. The FBI must really have something serious.”
Mullins was defiant about his Twitter feedback and sued in opposition to efforts to silence his profanity-laced posts. He was slapped with a disciplinary cost for tweeting the arrest report and his assaults on Torres, with that trial scheduled to recommence Oct. 27.
One Bronx officer stated Mullins had forgotten he was talking for others as head of the union.
“Unfortunately he forgot about that and the vomit that comes out of his thumbs on Twitter got the best of him,” the officer stated. “He could always talk the talk but not walk the walk. He put his opinions before the union and before our best interests that matters.”
Mullins grew to become an officer in 1982, incomes promotion to sergeant in 1993 and profitable election as president of the union in 2002. The union represents about 13,000 lively and retired sergeants within the NYPD and controls a $264 million retirement fund.
His resignation was introduced in an e mail to union members Tuesday night time, hours after the FBI raid.
“Given the severity of this matter and the uncertainty of its outcome, the SBA Executive Board has requested that President Mullins resign from his position as SBA President,” the e-mail acknowledged.