NYPD Watchdog Recommends Charges Against SBA Union Boss Over Offensive Tweets

The bombastic boss of the NYPD sergeants union is facing up to a two-month discipline over social media posts that include calling New York City’s health commissioner a “bitch” and a lawmaker a “first class whore,” The Post has learned.

The Civilian Complaint Review Board recommended a trio of charges against Sgt. Ed Mullins on Friday morning, according to law enforcement sources.

The police watchdog’s move to discipline the union leader will be the first high-profile test of the NYPD’s highly touted disciplinary matrix and Police Commissioner Dermot Shea, who has enjoyed a less contentious relationship with the unions than his predecessors.

Mullins faces three possible charges — two for offensive language and one for abuse of authority, sources told The Post.

Mullins confirmed to The Post he was facing those potential charges, but had no immediate comment.

One of the counts of offensive language was in connection to a now-deleted tweet in which Mullins called then-congressional candidate and City Councilman Ritchie Torres a “first class whore” in September.

Hours earlier, Torres, along with mayoral candidate Eric Adams, called for a probe into a potential police slowdown last summer during an epidemic of shootings.

Another was over a tweet in May last year when Mullins described health commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot as a “b—h” on the official Sergeants Benevolent Association’s Twitter account.

The tweet was in response to a story revealing Barbot had remarked to NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan, “I don’t give two rats’ asses about your cops” over a request for more masks as the city was experiencing its first wave of COVID-19.

Both of the offensive language charges were suggested with a presumptive penalty of being docked 20 days, according to the sources.

The third recommended discipline, abuse of authority, stems from another tweet in June when Mullins shared an image of the arrest report of the mayor’s 25-year-old daughter, sources said.

Chiara de Blasio was arrested during the George Floyd protests.

The sharing of the police records violated the patrol guide, according to sources, and is a Schedule C command discipline that “carries a penalty range up to 20 days,” the disciplinary matrix reads.

The SBA tweet showing Chiara de Blasio’s arrest report.

Penalty days can either be the loss of vacation days or a suspension without pay for that period, according to the disciplinary matrix. None of the charges were recommended with factors that would strengthen or lessen the discipline, sources said.

The city’s top cop made a public pledge and signed an agreement with CCRB chair Fred Davie last week to follow the department’s new 57-page set of guidelines for discipline.

Shea, who said the matrix will “bring greater transparency and oversight,” still has the final say in discipline — but if he breaks with the board’s recommendation, he’s required to explain in writing why.

The NYPD and the CCRB both declined to comment.

From www.nypost.com

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