NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Amid scrutiny by federal investigators and high-profile FBI raids this week, former head of the Sergeants Benevolent Association Ed Mullins has filed for retirement days after he quit his top job, according to a new report.
The New York Post reports Mullins submitted an application for retirement Wednesday night with less than a month scheduled before his Nov. 5 departure from the NYPD.
The 59-year-old, who joined the NYPD in 1982, held the leadership role since 2002 and in the years since has been tied to a number of controversies.
On Tuesday, the FBI searched Mullins Port Washington home and the Tribeca headquarters of the SBA — a union that represents around 13,000 active and retired NYPD sergeants.
The Post reports the investigation tied to the possible misuse of alleged union funds isn’t expected to affect his retirement.
However, union officials told its members on Wednesday that its “funds are good” and they would support the embattled former president with legal representation.
NYPD sergeant Vincent Vallelong, a more than 30-year veteran of the department, is set to take over as union head.