Data leak links NYPD officers to far-right militia group, mayor vows ‘full investigation’
A data leak revealed an apparent link between two New York Police Department officers to a far-right militia group, prompting New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) to promise a “full investigation.”
“There will be a full investigation to find out exactly if any officer was involved? How were they involved? What did they do? What did they say? If it’s the kind of thing that would disqualify them from serving,” de Blasio said.
The mayor added that the investigation would be “right away.”
The data, published by the group Distributed Denial of Secrets, consists of records claiming to be emails and membership data from the Oath Keepers.
The names of an NYPD sergeant and a Staten Island officer were among the records.
De Blasio vows ‘full investigation’ after data leak appears to link two NYPD officers to the Oath Keepers