The controversial head of the NYPD’s Sergeants Benevolent Association received some brutal parting shots from rivals Tuesday night after longtime union head stepped down amid a probe into misappropriation of union funds.
Ed Mullins, whose Long Island home was raided by FBI agents earlier in the day, got some fiery goodbyes after his scorched-earth attacks on public officials like Mayor Bill de Blasio.
“A horrible person who also has horrible politics,” said former de Blasio Press Secretary Bill Neidhart. “I don’t know if he’s going to rot in prison, but I do know he’s going to rot in hell.”
Mullins’ home was raided as part of the probe into the misuse of union money, with federal agents seizing computer equipment and boxes of documents, sources said.
“Mullins is one of the worst people in New York politics and if he’s sent to prison he’ll be one of the worst people there,” one administration official told The Post.
Mullins had pledged war on de Blasio and blamed him for police deaths, then posted an arrest report on Twitter for the mayor’s daughter, Chiara, after she was arrested at a George Floyd protest in June 2020. De Blasio shot back, calling the union head “a liar.”
The mayor himself didn’t pull punches on the news Mullins was out.
“Ed Mullins dishonored his uniform, his city and his union more times than I can count,” de Blasio said. “It was just a matter of time before his endless hatred would catch up with him. That day has come.”
US Rep. Ritchie Torres, a former city councilman whom Mullins viciously called “a first class whore” on social media, said the union boss’ departure was “long overdue.”
“Ed Mullins has spent his career abusing power and trafficking in hate, and his misdeeds have finally sent him into retirement, which is exactly where he belongs,” Torres said in a statement.
Mullins held his post too long, said one police officer with more than two decades on the job.
“He’s brash and I thought he was reckless,” the officer said. “He got bigger than the department. Once he did that to Richie Torres, I thought he crossed the line. The FBI must really have something serious.”
Mullins was defiant about his Twitter comments and sued against efforts to silence his profanity-laced posts. He was slapped with a disciplinary charge for tweeting the arrest report and his attacks on Torres, with that trial scheduled to recommence Oct. 27.
One Bronx officer said Mullins had forgotten he was speaking for others as head of the union.
“Unfortunately he forgot about that and the vomit that comes out of his thumbs on Twitter got the best of him,” the officer said. “He could always talk the talk but not walk the walk. He put his opinions before the union and before our best interests that matters.”
Mullins became an officer in 1982, earning promotion to sergeant in 1993 and winning election as president of the union in 2002. The union represents about 13,000 active and retired sergeants in the NYPD and controls a $264 million retirement fund.
His resignation was announced in an email to union members Tuesday night, hours after the FBI raid.
“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 email stated.
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