A NYPD administrative trial against Edward Mullins, who resigned suddenly this month as head of the Sergeants Benevolent Association after federal agents raided his office and Port Washington home, is expected to begin Monday, officials said Friday.
Mullins put in his retirement papers following the FBI raids on October 6 with an effective date of November 5, essentially prompting the NYPD to speed up the trial if the agency hopes to conclude it before Mullins leaves the department.
Mullins was hit with charges from the Civilian Complaint Review Board earlier this year accusing him of improperly releasing pedigree records concerning the arrest of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s daughter Chiara during anti-police demonstrations. The CCRB also accused Mullins of using profane language against two public officials.
The case against Mullins will be handled by the administrative prosecution unit of the CCRB, the agency said in a statement issued Friday.
The matter actually went to trial in September but had to be suspended after Mullins' attorney got sick.
Mullins faces charges alleging he violated sections of the Patrol Guide when prohibit the use of discourteous or disrespectful language about a person’s ethnicity, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation and other facets, the CCRB said. There was no mention of the allegation concerning de Blasio’s daughter.
Mullins reportedly called former city health commissioner Oxiris Barbot an expletive and referred to a former city council member in derrogative terms.
"There is no tolerance for any member of the NYPD, whether they are a first-year officer or a union president, to use profane language," CCRB chair Fred Davie said in a statement.
Mullins , who had nearly four decades as a cop, declined to comment Friday. His attorney Andrew Quinn didn’t return messages left for comment.
The FBI confirmed it had an investigation into Mullins underway but wouldn’t elaborate. A separate internal affairs bureau probe into Mullins was also ongoing, law enforcement sources said.
According to the new NYPD discipline matrix, offensive language is subject to presumptive penalties ranging from 10 to 20 days lost pay, as well as termination if any aggravating factors are present. One attorney familiar with police disciplinary procedures but not involved in the Mullins case said that _ no matter what the outcome _ Mullins' pension was secure.