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Keechant Sewell

Keechant Sewell

  • Nearly A Year In, No Sign of Adams' Promised NYPD Watchlist

    Mayor Adams with NYPD officials (photo: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office)

    In his first nearly twelve months in office, Mayor Eric Adams has shown no signs of moving on a major campaign promise to publish a list of police officers the NYPD is watching for violent or otherwise unseemly behavior.

    The promise was one of the more striking commitments the would-be mayor made to boost accountability within the ranks of the police force, a department of 34,000 uniformed officers. It was also one of the more tangible pledges Adams made to demonstrate his commitment to balancing police reform with