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Ex-NYPD sergeants’ union boss Ed Mullins files for retirement

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Embattled ex-NYPD sergeants’ union loudmouth Ed Mullins has filed for retirement amid a federal probe into alleged misuse of the union’s finances.

Mullins, 59, submitted his retirement application late Wednesday after stepping down as president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, with his departure date from the NYPD scheduled for Nov. 5, law enforcement sources told The Post Thursday.

The firebrand mouthpiece joined the department on Jan. 25, 1982, and took over the union leadership in 2002.

He earned $133,000 last year, records show.

His retirement isn’t expected to impact the federal probe — but could allow him to dodge departmental charges he faces over his offensive social media posts.

Mullins quit as head of the SBA after FBI agents raided its offices in Lower Manhattan and seized computers from his Port Washington, Long Island, home Tuesday amid allegations of theft of union funds.

The FBI confirmed the raid Wednesday but would not discuss details of the probe.

High-ranking law enforcement officials told The Post the feds are investigating the possible misappropriation of union funds and seeking evidence of mail and wire fraud.

Law enforcement officials raided the headquarters of the NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Association on Oct. 5, 2021.
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Mullins was holed up in his home on Wednesday and declined to comment to reporters who were camped outside the home.

“I’m not making any statements,” he said. “It is what it is at this point.”

The SBA is the NYPD’s second-largest union and the fifth-largest police union in the country. It represents 13,000 members and controls a $264 million retirement fund.

Union officials told members Wednesday that its “funds are good,” and said it would not be providing Mullins with legal representation.

SBA vice president Vincent Vallelong has taken over the union’s leadership.