Ed Mullins, ex-NYPD union chief, emerges from home amid federal probe – New York Post


Ed Mullins, the embattled former head of the NYPD’s Sergeants Benevolent Association, was spotted leaving his Long Island home Wednesday – just hours after stepping down amid a federal probe.

A downcast Mullins carried a laptop case and small duffle bag as he emerged from his Port Washington home Wednesday morning and headed for his black SUV.

“I’m not going to talk to you,” he told reporters outside his home at one point. “I spoke to counsel. I’m not making any statements. It is what it is at this point.”

His home and the SBA offices in Manhattan were both raided by the FBI about 24 hours earlier.

Agents had seized computer gear from Mullins’ home in the raid, while boxes of documents were carried out of the police union’s Tribeca headquarters.

Neither Mullins nor his attorney has commented on the raid or probe.

No other union members were involved and SBA attorneys will not be representing the former president, sources told The Post. 

His resignation was announced late Tuesday in an email to union members.

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Ed Mullins is seen emerging from his Port Washington home Wednesday morning.
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“Given the severity of this matter and the uncertainty of its outcome, the SBA Executive Board has requested that President Mullins resign from his position as SBA President,” the board’s message said.  

“The nature and scope of this criminal investigation has yet to be determined. However, it is clear that President Mullins is apparently the target of the federal investigation.

“We have no reason to believe that any other member of the SBA is involved or targeted in this matter.”

Ed Mullins leaving his home
Agents seized computer gear from Mullins’ home in the raid.
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The FBI has not confirmed the nature of the probe, but a high-ranking law enforcement official said it involved allegations of mail and wire fraud, or misappropriations of SBA funds.

Unions officials, however, told its members Wednesday that “funds are good.”

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Mullins’ resignation from the SBA was announced late Tuesday in an email.
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Police Commissioner Dermot Shea would not comment on the “ongoing” case, only saying “the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau and the FBI work jointly on a task force, as a result of that work you saw some of the investigative powers being exercised yesterday.”

Mullins has been placed on modified duty pending the probe, an NYPD rep said.

The SBA represents about 13,000 active and retired NYPD sergeants and controls a $264 million retirement fund.

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Mullins has been a cop since 1982 and president of the union since 2002.
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The union’s vice president, Vincent Vallelong, will take over as president. 

Mullins, who has been a cop since 1982 and president of the union since 2002, landed in hot water last year after he tweeted the unredacted arrest report for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s daughter after she was taken into custody during BLM protests in Manhattan.

He is currently in the middle of disciplinary proceedings, but his case was put on hold after his lawyer had an unspecified medical emergency.

His case trial is set to resume Oct. 27.

Additional reporting by Nolan Hicks

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