New York: The head of a major New York City police union has resigned after FBI agents raided his house and the union’s offices Tuesday morning. According to a letter the Sergeants Benevolent Association’s board sent to the union members, President Ed Mullins agreed to step down from his position after the board asked for his resignation, CBS New York reported.
“The nature and the scope of this criminal investigation has yet to be determined,” the board said in a statement Tuesday night. “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.”
Earlier Tuesday, the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York executed a search warrant at the union’s Manhattan headquarters, according to the statement. FBI agents left with cardboard boxes filled with evidence, CBS New York reported. An FBI spokesperson said the search was part of an ongoing investigation and had no further comment.
FBI agents also raided Mullins’ home on Long Island on Tuesday. CBS New York called an attorney for Mullins, and so far has not received a reply. No charges have been filed.
The union represents about 1,300 active and retired NYPD sergeants, according to CBS New York.