NEW YORK (CBSNew York) –Ed Mullins, the former head of the NYPD sergeants’ union, was convicted on Friday in two separate disciplinary cases.
Mullins was convicted of inappropriately disclosing personal information and using inappropriate language about other New York City officials on social media. He was fined 30 days ‘salary in one case and 40 days’ salary in the other.
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Civilian Complaints Commission charged Mullins with violating ministry policy by using “disrespectful language” regarding “another person’s race”, “gender” or other “identifying characteristic” .
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He was also charged with tweeting a police report implicating the arrest of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s daughter during a Black Lives Matter protest.
“No member of the New York City Police Department, regardless of status, can break department rules and engage in conduct unbecoming a police officer,” said NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea. “Regardless of his position as a union leader, as long as he is a police officer, he will be required to abide by the laws, regulations and standards of conduct required of all members of the service. To put it simply: this behavior was unacceptable.
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Mullins resigned his union position after an FBI raid on his office and home on October 5. He then requested his retirement from the department.