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NYPD honcho Lisa White ignores questions about relationship with Eric Adams


Retired 911 dispatcher and longtime friend and former roommate of Mayor Eric Adams declined to comment on her new role as a well-paid NYPD deputy commissioner as she was driven by her driver in a waiting black Ford SUV from his Brooklyn building on Wednesday morning.

Lisa White, whose rapid rise in city government made headlines in The Post on Wednesday, left her home in Crown Heights at 11.24am, more than an hour and a half after her driver arrived in front of the McKeever Place address.

White, who lived on a $30,000 annual pension until he was tapped to oversee the mental health and morale of the NYPD’s 35,000 uniformed members in May, was now earning $241,000 a year as a as an NYPD deputy commissioner, according to public records.

As White’s driver waited for the new police chief to arrive from the home she once shared with Adams, he told the Post he was in charge of getting her to work or “wherever she goes.” .

News of White’s relationship with Adams made the front page of The Post on Wednesday.

White emerged soon after, smiling pleasantly, dressed in high heels, a burgundy coat and what looked like a fur or faux fur scarf. She ignored questions about her role and said nothing when she got into the vehicle — which had no city or TLC license plates — and was driven away.

White rented a room from the mayor in his apartment between 2013 — when he was running for borough president — and 2017, according to The City. She retired from her job as a $53,000-a-year dispatcher in 2019 and was still collecting her pension.

The former “police communications technician” also “regularly reviews administrative processes and internal policies to determine and provide effective recommendations that build on community-police relations,” according to her official city biography.

His new position is the latest plum mission from Adams associates to raise eyebrows. It was revealed a day after the Democrat ordered city agencies not to fill some 4,700 vacancies as Gotham grappled with a $2.9 billion budget shortfall.

White had worked at the 911 call center since 1995, when she became close to the then-cop through their involvement with the group 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care, which he co-founded and helped to represent, the outlet reported.

News of their relationship and his lucrative position came after Hizzoner tried to land his brother, Bernard Adams, in a $242,000-a-year job as the NYPD’s deputy commissioner of government affairs. The appointment was later overturned amid the ensuing controversy, and the mayor gave Bernard a $1-a-year ceremonial advisory role.

White was then quietly tapped to replace her predecessor Robert Ganley, who was forced out after The Post revealed he used a taxpayer-funded NYPD helicopter to fly to Philadelphia for a party.

White’s nomination was made by NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell, herself nominated by Adams.

Asked about his former roommate’s plum job, Adams turned it over to the cops.

“The NYPD manages the staff, but all of my agencies, we say you have to find the best people for the job, and we did, we succeeded,” he said.

City hall did not immediately respond to a request from the Post to find out if White had a city-sanctioned driver and security guard, and if so, why the vehicle escorting him did not have a license plate. government registration.

An NYPD representative said in a statement Tuesday, “Deputy Commissioner Lisa White filed for retirement from the NYPD Communications Section in 2019, following a 29-year career with the agency.

“She currently serves as Deputy Commissioner of Employee Relations, leading the department’s efforts to improve the health, welfare and morale of all service members; support the families of deceased officers and members who are seriously injured and/or ill; and liaison with the Department’s 40 fraternal, religious and ethnic organizations.

Adams had named several other buddies to jobs in his administration that paid north of $240,000 under murky circumstances, including Deputy Mayor of Security Phil Banks, Deputy Mayor of Strategic Initiatives Sheena Wright and Public Safety Advisor Timothy Pearson.


New York Post

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