New York mayor Eric Adams defends hiring his own brother for top police role

1/9/2022 10:50:00 PM

Mr Adams said he needed someone he could 'trust' in a job that includes running the mayor's security

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New York mayor Eric Adams has defended his decision to hire his brother as a deputy police commissioner, saying he needs someone he can “trust” in the role

Mr Adams said he needed someone he could 'trust' in a job that includes running the mayor's security

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New York mayor Eric Adams has defended his decision to hire his brother as a deputy police commissioner, saying he needs someone he can “trust” in the role.told City & State : “New Yorkers expect that public servants are hired based on their unique qualifications and not because they are the mayor’s brother.told City & State : “New Yorkers expect that public servants are hired based on their unique qualifications and not because they are the mayor’s brother.New York City council member Ydanis Rodriguez speaks during a rally on the steps of City Hall to allow lawful permanent residents to cast votes in municipal elections on 9 December 2021 in New York.

Bernard Adams’s duties will include responsibility for his brother’s security as well as overseeing governmental affairs. The decision to appoint him to the post, which pays around $240,000 (£177,000) a year, has been questioned by critics. Bernard Adams’s responsibilities have not been described. “My brother has a community affairs background, the balance that I need,” Mr Adams said on CNN. Sewell, the new police commissioner, made headlines of her own when she said reforms announced by Alvin Bragg, the city’s new top prosecutor, aiming to decriminalise minor crimes including resisting arrest, raised concerns “about the implications to [the safety of] police officers, the safety of the public and justice for the victims”. “He understands law enforcement. “I have strongly recommended to the Manhattan district attorney not to go forward with a policy that treats felony gunpoint robberies of our commercial establishments as misdemeanor shoplifting offenses,” Sewell wrote in a widely leaked letter to police offices. He was a 20-year retired veteran from the police department, and I need someone that I trust around me. Unless a judge halts its implementation, New York is the first major US city to grant widespread municipal voting rights to non-citizens.

I'm doing this for my security, and I trust my brother deeply. On Wednesday, Adams said “low-skill workers, my cooks, my dishwashers, my messengers, my shoe-shine people, those who work at Dunkin’ Donuts” did not possess “academic skills to sit in a corner office”. On Wednesday, Adams said “low-skill workers, my cooks, my dishwashers, my messengers, my shoe-shine people, those who work at Dunkin’ Donuts” did not possess “academic skills to sit in a corner office”.” Security had to be a major priority given the rise in white supremacist groups, said Mr Adams, who is African-American. He raised eyebrows on his first day in office when he took the subway to City Hall – even phoning in an assault to the police - on his way to work. “The suggestion that any job is ‘low skill’,” Ocasio-Cortez said, “is a myth perpetuated by wealthy interests to justify inhumane working conditions, little [or] no healthcare, and low wages. His predecessor Bill DeBlasio was heavily criticised for his extensive use of a security detail.” In a statement to the Guardian on Saturday, Ravi Mangla, spokesman for the New York Working Families party, said: “Adams ran as a working-class candidate. Mr Adams said that his decision to use the subway was part of his campaign to be more accessible to the people who elected him. And after weeks of cosying up to corporate executives, we’re waiting for him to turn his attention to the everyday people who keep the city running. The movement to win voting rights for non-citizens prevailed after numerous setbacks.

“I don't want the people of this city to believe that the mayor is not approachable and he's not willing to engage with them on the level that I want to represent.” Susan Lerner, the executive director of government watchdog Common Cause New York, told media: "New Yorkers expect that public servants are hired based on their unique qualifications and not because they are the mayor's brother.” Topics.” Topics." The appointment will be subject to confirmation by the city’s Conflict of Interest Board. .