Federal agents raided the offices of a New York City police union, the Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA), and the home of its leader, who previously leaked the arrest records of mayor Bill de Blasio’s daughter.
Sergeant Ed Mullins, the union’s president, is currently clashing with the New York Police Department for releasing the arrest records of Chiara de Blasio following her arrest during the George Floyd protests in June 2020. Mullins also came under fire last year for publicly insulting the city’s former health commissioner on Twitter.
“I think he’s been a divisive voice,” de Blasio said of Mullins. “But that doesn’t cause me to feel anything in this situation because I don’t know what’s happening. All I hear is an FBI raid. I don’t know the specifics, I don’t know who it’s directed at. I want to really hear the details before I comment further.”
Mullins is an outspoken critic of the NYC mayor.
“Mayor DeBlasio, the members of the NYPD are declaring war on you,” the SBA wrote on Twitter in February. “We do not respect you.”