NYC mayor's brother appointed NYPD deputy commissioner

Like his older brother, Bernard Adams is a former New York City police officer


By Rocco Parascandola
New York Daily News

NEW YORK — Mayor Adams’ younger brother, an ex-cop himself, was, named Friday as a NYPD deputy commissioner, police sources said.

Bernard Adams was assigned to the office of new Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell, sources said. That post is believed to be temporary. Sources expect Bernard Adams to be transferred elsewhere once other high-level personnel moves are finalized.

Eric Adams' brother, Bernard Adams, celebrates his brother's win as New York City Mayoral at the Brooklyn Marriott in Brooklyn, New York, Tuesday, November 2, 2021.
Eric Adams' brother, Bernard Adams, celebrates his brother's win as New York City Mayoral at the Brooklyn Marriott in Brooklyn, New York, Tuesday, November 2, 2021. (Shawn Inglima/for the New York Daily News)

Bernard Adams, five years younger than the mayor, retired as a sergeant. The mayor retired as a captain.

And while the jump to Deputy Commissioner, a civilian position, is not without precedent, observers at One Police Plaza could not recall any mayor in recent memory having a relative so high up in the Police Department.

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