Union: NYPD commander threatens officers who don’t meet quota

Adam Warner
November 18, 2018 - 10:49 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The union representing NYPD sergeants is trying to block the promotion of a Staten Island precinct commander because they say he is abusive and even threatened to kill subordinates if they didn’t meet his standards.

The Sergeants Benevolent Association parked a protest truck with an animated display in front of the 123 Precinct in Tottenville on Sunday to make their opposition known.

The truck shows a picture of Capt. Ken Noonan with a caption: “What will happen when he comes to your community?”

Union head Ed Mullins says Noonan threatens to punch or kill officers if they don’t meet his quota demands.

“If an officer spoke to a family member the way this guy spoke to his subordinates, they’d be modified and their guns would be removed,” Mullins said.  “It’s a disgrace how this captain speaks to people he works with.”

The union released audio of a meeting in which they say Noonan threatens subordinates at his precinct over quotas.

“The old culture of the 123 Precinct is dead – is dead. And anyone that wants to cling to that culture, I’m going to kill them,” a man the union says is Noonan can he heard saying.

There’s no proof the threat was literal, and the NYPD says a complaint about Noonan is unsubstantiated and that he will be promoted to deputy inspector on Tuesday.