New York has appointed Keechant Sewell as first female Police Chief to take charge of the largest force in the country. This is happening at a time when the city’s trust in law enforcement has been shattered.
TOS News learnt that Sewell is currently the chief investigator in Nassau County, east of New York City.
Sewell who happened to also be the only third Black person in the post, is expected to resuscitate faith in a police department that has faced accusations of harboring violent, racist and corrupt officers in its ranks.
Former police officer and Democratic mayor-elect, Eric Adams, who will become New York’s second Black Mayor, announced the appointment two weeks before formally taking office on January 1, 2022, with security as one of the main issues during his campaign.
“Keechant Sewell is a proven crime fighter with the experience and emotional intelligence to deliver both the safety New Yorkers need and the justice they deserve,” Adams stated.