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erienewsnow.com 13 Jan, 2022 01:00 am

NYC mayor seeking waiver to hire brother for security job - Erie News Now

NYC mayor seeking waiver to hire brother for security job - Erie News Now
By MICHELLE L. PRICE Associated Press

PRICE Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Eric Adams is seeking approval from city ethics officers to hire his brother as the head of his security detail.The new mayor has brought on his brother Bernard Adams, a former New York Police Department sergeant who was most recently serving as the assistant director for parking at Virginia Commonwealth University, to serve as the executive director of mayoral security.His predecessor Bill de Blasio got a waiver to hire his wife, Chirlane McCray to chair the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, the city’s charitable arm, but McCray was unpaid for the role.” Adams said he wants a security detail that allows him to move among the people of New York, as he did during his first days in office when he rode the subway to City Hall and rode a bike to a television interview.

Bernard Adams started in the job Dec.Adams said on Sunday that his brother would also oversee the security for other city officials who are entitled to security details, but Adams' office said Wednesday that Bernard Adams will only oversee the mayor's security.

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