Police Union Posts Arrest Report For Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Daughter, Chiara de Blasio, Then Deletes It
In a now deleted tweet, a New York City police sergeants’ union posted the arrest report for Mayor Bill de Blasio‘s daughter on Sunday, which contained her personal information.
The mayor’s daughter, Chiara de Blasio, 25, was arrested Saturday night after taking part in the George Floyd protests in Manhattan. She was taken in by police for blocking traffic on Broadway and refusing to move.
The Sergeants Benevolent Association tweeted, “How can the NYPD protect the city of NY from rioting anarchist when the Mayors object throwing daughter is one of them. Now we know why he is forbidding Mounted units to be mobilized and keeping the NYPD from doing their jobs.”
The sentiment was then followed with a picture of Chiara’s record, which included her state ID number, height, weight, and address (the mayor’s residence at Gracie Mansion). The tweet below shows a redacted version of the SBA post.
Wow. The Official Twitter page for the Sergeants Benevolent Association, a major union for the New York Police Department, just doxed Mayor Bill de Blasio’s daughter.
The tweet appears to have been removed by Twitter. pic.twitter.com/kIq3LSK9tb
— Mikael Thalen (@MikaelThalen) June 1, 2020
The SBA tweet was in violation of Twitter’s private information policy, which states that users “may not publish or post other people’s private information without their express authorization and permission.”
“Sharing private information can pose serious safety and security risks for those affected and can lead to physical, emotional, and financial hardship,” the website read. Spreading someone’s personal information is often known as “doxxing.”
The tweet was up for about an hour before it was removed. The SBA account shows the now deleted tweet as “This Tweet is no longer available.”
According to a statement from Twitter given to the Post, the SBA’s account has been temporarily locked.
The SBA is led by sergeant Ed Mullins, who has long criticized de Blasio. This SBA tweet came hours after a press conference from de Blasio, where he called some of the ways police were handling protesters as “disturbing,” citing the now viral video that appears to show a police car driving into a group of people. The mayor did say, however, that the protesters “created” the incident in the video.
“We believe in peaceful protest. We believe in civil disobedience. We believe in people exercising their democratic rights, but not attacking police officers, not attacking communities,” de Blasio said during the press conference.
In cities across the country, protesters and police have clashed for days following the deadly arrest of Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer arrested him while kneeling on his neck.