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June 21, 2016 6:04 am

Top New York Police Officials Arrested in Investigation Tied to De Blasio

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New York Mayor-elect Bill De Blasio (center), with wife Chirlane McCray (left) and their two children. Photo: WikiCommons.

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio (center), with wife Chirlane McCray (left) and their two children. Photo: WikiCommons.

New York Times – Three New York Police Department commanders, including a deputy chief, were arrested early Monday, along with a Brooklyn businessman, on federal corruption charges stemming from one of several continuing investigations into Mayor Bill de Blasio’s campaign fund-raising, according to court papers.

The arrests, of a deputy chief, a deputy inspector and a sergeant, were one of the most significant roundups of police supervisors in the recent history of the department. In striking the top ranks, the case is a particular blow to the storied — and sometimes sullied — reputation of the nation’s largest municipal police force.

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