TO PROTECT AND DISRESPECT? RITCHIE TORRES REACTS TO NYPD ATTACK

MetroFocus | September 22, 2020

The NYPD motto “Courtesy, Professionalism, Respect” is called into question after the head of an NYPD union leveled a vicious attack against New York City Council member and Bronx Congressional candidate Ritchie Torres. The Twitter insult came after Torres and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams called for an investigation into a potential police-response slowdown as gun violence spikes across the city. In a now-deleted tweet, Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, called Torres a derogatory term and accused the official of lying and blaming police to help win his Congressional seat. Ritchie Torres reacts tonight in a candid and personal discussion about the police union he says has “essentially become a hate group masquerading as a labor union.”

Aired on September 22, 2020.