NYPD Chief of Patrol Fausto Pichardo has resigned over conflict with New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio after less than a year in charge. Pichardo abruptly retired on Tuesday after he was reportedly pushed to the breaking point by ongoing micromanagement from the mayor.
Mayor Bill de Blasio
The mayor of New York City faced backlash from the state’s largest teachers union after canceling a compensation payout. On Friday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the coronavirus pandemic forced him to freeze $900 million in teacher back pay.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently condemned the attack of a Jewish journalist in his city. On Thursday, he spoke out on the targeted assault of Jewish Insider reporter Jacob Kornbluh.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is facing backlash for increased health measures that some say are singling out New York City’s Orthodox Jewish communities.
The mayor of New York City announced new mask fines this week following an uptick in coronavirus cases. During a press conference on Tuesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said the daily number of positive coronavirus cases has reached over 3%.