NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell Resigns
by Mindy Cohn
Without sharing a reason or a time frame as to when it will happen, NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell has announced that she will be stepping down as head of the New York Police Department after only a year and a half.
"I have made the decision to step down from my position," Sewell says in a memo she sent to NYPD Staff announcing her decision. "While my time here will come to a close, I will never step away from my advocacy and support for the NYPD, and I will always be a champion for the people of New York City."
“I want to thank Police Commissioner Sewell for her devotion over the last eighteen months,” Mayor Adams said in a statement regarding Sewell’s memo, “and her steadfast leadership. Her efforts played a leading role in this administration’s tireless work to make New York City safer. When we came into office, crime was trending upwards, and thanks to the brave men and women of the NYPD, most of the major crime categories are now down. The commissioner worked nearly 24 hours a day, seven days a week for a year and a half, and we are all grateful for her service.”