Philip Banks III
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton is expected to announce his new first deputy commissioner on Wednesday, following the abrupt resignation of Chief Philip Banks III.
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton will end the soap opera over the abrupt resignation of Chief Philip Banks III with the announcement of his new first deputy commissioner on Wednesday.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton took a swing on Sunday at media accounts portraying a fissure in their relationship following the resignation of Chief of Department Philip Banks III.
Former NYPD Chief of Department Philip Banks III released a statement regarding his sudden resignation.
NYPD Assistant Chief James Secreto, a 35-year-veteran of the department, will take over as chief of housing effective Monday.
Mingdong Chen, 25, did not enter a plea at his arraignment on Monday. He is charged with killing his cousin’s wife and her children in Sunset Park on Saturday. A judge ordered him held without bail.
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.