NYPD Union Boss Under Internal Investigation After Declaring 'War' On De Blasio

Elise Czajkowski
February 21, 2020 - 7:47 pm
Ed Mullins

NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Association

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Ed Mullins, head of the NYPD sergeants union, is under internal investigation a couple weeks after tweeting that the police are "declaring war" on Mayor Bill de Blasio, according to several reports.

The NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau began their investigation into the president of the Sergeant Benevolent Association last week, according to Gothamist. The investigation follows a Twitter exchange between the SBA's official account, run by Mullins, and de Blasio on Feb. 9, following the shooting of two cops in the Bronx. 

On the SBA feed, Mullins wrote, "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 may also be under scrutiny for his pay. The Daily News reports that Mullins may have been receiving pay for overnight shifts that he was no longer working. 

Mullins has come under fire for controversial remarks in the past. In December, he drew criticism for implying that murdered college student Tessa Majors was buying marijuana when she was killed in Morningside Park.