New York City Mayor Eric Adams has demoted his younger brother after initially selecting him to serve as a deputy NYPD commissioner, city officials confirmed Wednesday.
Bernard Adams, a 56-year-old retired NYPD sergeant, will now serve as executive director of mayoral security, according to police officials — a position multiple notches lower in rank from his previously designated title. He will be paid a $210,000 salary, a roughly $30,000 pay cut from the salary deputy police commissioners typically earn, the sources said.
“It’s all being worked out now,” a source told the New York Post.
The move comes after the mayor on Sunday defended hiring his brother despite nepotism concerns, as he revealed that the younger Adams would be “in charge of [his] security” but did not provide details about his day-to-day duties.
The mayor’s younger brother most recently served as assistant director for parking at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he’s been employed since 2011, according to his LinkedIn.