Eric Adams (politician)
|18th Borough President of Brooklyn|
|Assumed office |
January 1, 2014
|Preceded by||Marty Markowitz|
|Member of the New York Senate|
from the 20th district
January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2013
|Preceded by||Carl Andrews|
|Succeeded by||Jesse Hamilton III|
|Born||September 1, 1960|
Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
|Department||New York City Police Department|
|Years of service||1984–2006|
Eric Leroy Adams (born September 1, 1960) is an American politician. He is the Borough President of Brooklyn, New York City. Before, he was a Democratic State Senator in the New York Senate, representing the 20th Senate District. On November 5, 2013, Adams was elected Brooklyn Borough President, the first African-American to hold the position.
Before entering politics, Adams was a police officer in the New York City Police Department (NYPD) for 22 years. He started in the New York City Transit Police. He co-founded 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care, an advocacy group for black police officers, and often spoke out against police brutality and racial profiling.
References[change | change source]
- Devereaux, Ryan (May 18, 2012). "NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Lawsuit Gets Class Action Status". The Rutherford Institute. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
- Wansley, Terrance. "100 BLACKS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT WHO CARE". Retrieved 11 June 2012.