Chief of Department
Just days ago, it was announced that Banks, 51, was being promoted to 1st deputy commissioner Monday. That person is second in command at the nation’s largest police department.
NYPD Assistant Chief James Secreto, a 35-year-veteran of the department, will take over as chief of housing effective Monday.
The court case over the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk program has been going on for one month.
Banks, 50, began his career as a patrolman in the 81st Precinct, and rose through the ranks in the ensuing years. He had most recently served as Chief of Community Affairs.
Chief of Department Joseph Esposito is hanging up his uniform Wednesday after 44 years of service.