Municipal agencies were aware of misconduct claims against Sgt. Ed Mullins, the powerful leader of the Sergeant’s Benevolent Association, but did not investigate. His home and union headquarters were raided by federal agents in October.
After prosecutors flagged hundreds of cops caught fixing tickets for friends and family a decade ago, the officers’ work was supposed to get an extra level of scrutiny. Some cases fell apart anyway.
A little-known labor contract provision obligates New Yorkers to help pay officers’ legal bills in lawsuits that city lawyers decline to defend.
A shortage has forced New York doctors to lobby corporate executives for help. Up to 30% of coronavirus ICU patients also experience kidney failure.