France Press agency , Posted on Wed Dec 15, 2021 at 11:56am
New York’s future mayor, Eric Adams, has announced his willingness to appoint a woman, Kishant Sewell, for the first time, to the position of chief of police in the United States’ largest and hypersensitive city, he announced. Tuesday night in the New York Post.
“Keechant Sewell is an accomplished criminal fighter with the experience and emotional intelligence to provide the safety New Yorkers need and the justice they deserve,” said Eric Adams himself, a former policeman. In this position.
She will be the first woman to lead the New York Police Department, and she will be the third black woman in this position, while Democrat Eric Adams will be the second black mayor in the history of major US cities on the East Coast. Both will assume their duties on January 1, 2022.
At the head of about 36,000 police officers in the largest city in the United States (nearly 9 million residents), Keechant Sewell, 49, will take on the heavy task of maintaining security in New York as the coronavirus pandemic has accompanied a spike in crime in 2020. Each That is while restoring the confidence of the population in its police, accused of having violent, racist and corrupt agents in its ranks.
Security was a major issue in the New York mayoral campaign.
“Welcome President Sewell to the second toughest police job in America. The first, of course, being an NYPD cop on the streets,” welcomed President of the City’s 1st Union of Police Officers (PBA), Patrick Lynch.
Keechant Sewell is currently the chief investigator for Nassau County, east of New York City.
According to the New York Times, she worked in the police force for 23 years. She worked in different units: Narcotics, Priority Investigations, and was a negotiator during the hostage taking.
“We are completely focused on violent crime,” she told the New York Post. Violent crime is priority number one.
“I really want to take a look at what works for this city and what doesn’t,” she added.
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