De Blasio official on transparency ‘in the abstract,’ and in practice
| Bishop Orlando Findlayter at the New Hope Christian Fellowship Church. He was arrested because a failure to |
pay his car insurance led to a license suspension and he also had two outstanding warrants from an immigration protest.
Mayor De Blasio set a bad precedent by making a call to the NYPD to "talk" about his friend Rev. Findlayter, and then telling him to not talk about it. The new monitor of the NYPD should investigate. This is a matter of public interest. Meanwhile, if a person you know is arrested, call the Mayor's office and ask them to call the police to set your friend/relative/other, free.
De Blasio Defends Call to Police About Supporter’s Arrest
Mayor’s Call Did Not Prompt Pastor’s Release, Police Say
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