NYC Mayor Adams defends controversial appointments of brother and ex-cop with ties to corrupt businessman

Mayor Adams went on the defensive Sunday over prominent appointments for his own brother and a former high-ranking cop implicated in a bribery scandal.

He said his office was seeking a waiver from the city’s Conflicts of Interest Board to allow sibling Bernard Adams to take a high-ranking NYPD job — after the brother had already joined the city payroll.

“Let me be clear on this: My brother is qualified for the position,” Adams told CNN’s “State of the Union,” explaining that Bernard Adams would be “in charge of my security.”

Security “is extremely important to me in a time when we see an increase in white supremacy and hate crimes,” Adams said. “I have to take my security in a very serious way.”


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