A Black NYPD sergeant stated his promotion to lieutenant was blocked on Friday due to his assist of Colin Kaepernick and the previous quarterback’s continued protests in opposition to police brutality, in response to the Every day Information.
Sgt. Edwin Raymond did nicely on the lieutenant’s take a look at (he scored No. 26 of 1,325 sergeants) and was as a result of be promoted, he alleges that different officers filed allegations in opposition to him over how he dealt with two home violence complaints.
“It’s unlucky. I did a press convention in assist of Colin Kaepernick, utilizing his standing to place a highlight on points in policing that must be mounted,” he advised the Every day Information. “Due to the controversy a whole lot of cops criticized him. Me being aligned with him was seen as standing with the enemy.”
The president of the Sergeants Benevolent Affiliation, Ed Mullins, stated that Raymond’s case exhibits that there’s a double commonplace within the NYPD’s disciplinary system, per the Information.
“Selections are made on the sly, and there are individuals who have pending expenses and nonetheless get promoted and others whose promotions are held again for causes which can be by no means defined,” stated Mullins. “If this doesn’t seem like retaliation, then I don’t know what’s.”
Raymond’s case is being investigated by former federal prosecutors and a federal choose.
A regulation enforcement official advised the Every day Information that the division acquired the complaints and are trying into the matter.
“The division takes home violence very significantly and is obligated to take a look at these incidents,” the official stated.
In response to the Every day Information, Raymond has referred to as out the NYPD for reaching quotas does extra hurt than good.
“Quota-driven damaged home windows policing causes extra collateral injury — arrests and summonses for their very own sake,” he stated. “It doesn’t have an effect on crime.”