Posted on January 12, 2022

NYC Mayor Defends Picking Brother for NYPD Job…Because of ‘White Supremacy’ Threat

Leah Barkoukis, Townhall, January 10, 2022

New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Sunday defended his decision to name his brother, former NYPD police officer Bernard Adams, as a deputy NYPD commissioner.

Though he acknowledged a city ethics panel will “make the determination” on whether there’s a conflict of interest over bringing on his brother for the job, Adams argued it’s necessary given the threat he faces from “white supremacy.”

“Let me be clear on this: My brother is qualified for the position. Number one, he will be in charge of my security, which is extremely important to me at a time when we see an increase in white supremacy and hate crimes,”  he told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union.”


During a press conference on Sunday, Adams went into more detail about why he chose his brother.

“Protection is personal. You have an increase of anarchists in this city, country. We have a serious problem with white supremacy. {snip}” he said.