Resignation of Police Commissioner James O’NeillNovember 4, 2019 - 2 minutes read
SERGEANTS BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION
POLICE DEPARTMENT, CITY OF NEW YORK
35 WORTH STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10013
(212) 226-2180 | FAX (212) 431-4280
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 4, 2019
Contact: Robert Mladinich, SBA Communications Director
Phone: 212-343-5674 (office) or 917-204-5916 (cell)
NYPD Police Commissioner James O’Neill’s retirement
New York – Ed Mullins, the President of the 13,000 member NYC Sergeants Benevolent is pleased to hear of James O’Neill’s announced retirement as NYPD Police Commissioner, a position he has held since September 2016.
“This announcement is long overdue,” said Mullins. “I believe he will go down as the worst police commissioner in NYPD history. As a puppet of the de Blasio incompetent and dishonest mayoral administration, he has been the catalyst for New York City’s hands-off policing and ongoing descent of overall quality of life and violent street crimes to which we are seeing an increase. His tenure as Commissioner has been one of frozen decision making and instilled broken morale in the NYPD.
“Under his watch there has been a trail of dead and injured officers. He lost whatever credibility he was clinging to when he betrayed the entire law enforcement profession by firing PO Daniel Pantaleo for the sake of political expediency in the Eric Garner debacle, to which he accepted no responsibility.
“Like any coward, Commissioner O’Neill chose to run off before the entire empire falls. Those of us who are truly committed to the NYPD and people of New York City are now left to deal with the tremendous damaged inflicted upon the city by him and an out of touch Mayor – but I know I speak for the vast majority of police personnel when I say he will not be missed.”