Ed Mullins, the embattled former head of the NYPD’s Sergeants Benevolent Association, was spotted leaving his Long Island home Wednesday – just hours after stepping down amid a federal probe.
A downcast Mullins carried a laptop case and small duffle bag as he emerged from his Port Washington home Wednesday morning and headed for his black SUV.
His home and the SBA offices in Manhattan were both raided by the FBI about 24 hours earlier.
Agents had seized computer gear from Mullins’ home in the raid, while boxes of documents were carried out of the police union’s Tribeca headquarters.
Neither Mullins nor his attorney have commented on the raid or probe.
His resignation was announced late Tuesday in an email to union members.
“Given the severity of this matter and the uncertainty of its outcome, the SBA Executive Board has requested that President Mullins resign from his position as SBA President,” the board’s message said.
“The nature and scope of this criminal investigation has yet to be determined. However, it is clear that President Mullins is apparently the target of the federal investigation.
“We have no reason to believe that any other member of the SBA is involved or targeted in this matter.”
The FBI has not confirmed the nature of the probe, but a high-ranking law enforcement official said it involved allegations of mail and wire fraud, or misappropriations of SBA funds.
The SBA represents about 13,000 active and retired NYPD sergeants and controls a $264 million retirement fund.
Mullins, who has been a cop since 1982 and president of the union since 2002, landed in hot water last year after he tweeted the unredacted arrest report for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s daughter after she was taken into custody during BLM protests in Manhattan.
He is currently in the middle of disciplinary proceedings, but his case was put on hold after his lawyer had an unspecified medical emergency.
His case trial is set to resume Oct. 27.