Sergeant whose union office was raided loses vacation days

Sergeant whose union office was raided loses vacation days

NEW YORK (AP) — The former head of New York City’s police sergeants union has been punished by his own department with a loss of 70 vacation days. The punishment for Ed Mullins was announced by the New York Police Department on Friday and amounts to almost $32,000 in lost pay. He had already filed retirement papers last month and retired as president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association after federal agents raided the union’s office and his home. Mullins was found guilty of improperly tweeting NYPD paperwork regarding the arrest of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s daughter and for using inappropriate language on social media. Mullins’ attorney didn’t immediately comment.

Photo: FILE — New York Police Department Sgt. Ed Mullins, center, head of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, speaks during a news conference in the Bronx borough of New York, May 31, 2017. Mullins, the former head of New York City’s police sergeants’ union, has been punished with a loss of 70 vacation days, almost $32,000 in lost pay, after being found guilty in NYPD disciplinary proceedings of improperly disclosing information and using inappropriate language in social media postings, the NYPD said Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)