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NYC Mayor Cites White Supremacy Threat to Justify Brother’s High-Profile NYPD Gig


Barely a week into his tenure as New York City mayor, Eric Adams is already facing criticism and accusations of nepotism for appointing his younger brother as a deputy police commissioner.

On Sunday, he tried to explain himself.

Adams confirmed that he had indeed tapped Bernard Adams—a retired New York Police Department sergeant—for the post, which commands an annual salary of $242,000. Justifying the move, the mayor said his brother was “qualified” for the position and would be in charge of his personal security.

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