NYPD Honcho Lisa White Ignores Questions About Relationship With Eric Adams
The 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 when she was pulled into a waiting black Ford SUV by her driver on Wednesday morning apartment building in Brooklyn.
Lisa White, whose rapid rise in city government made headlines in The Post on Wednesday, left her Crown Heights home at 11:24 a.m., more than an hour and a half after her driver arrived at the McKeever Place address.
White, who lived on a $30,000 annual pension until May when he was tasked with monitoring the mental health and morale of the NYPD’s 35,000 uniformed members, now makes $241,000 a year as NYPD deputy officer, according to public records. commissioner.
As White’s driver waited for the newly appointed police officer to leave the home she once shared with Adams, he told the Post he was assigned to take her to work or “wherever she went.”
Soon White came out, smiling kindly, dressed in high heels, a burgundy coat and what appeared to be a fur or faux fur scarf. She ignored questions about her role and said nothing as she got into the vehicle – which had no city or TLC plates – and was driven away.
White rented the mayor a room in her apartment between 2013 — when he was running for borough president — and 2017, according to The City. She retired from her $53,000-a-year dispatcher gig in 2019 and was still collecting her pension.
The former “police communications engineer” “regularly reviews administrative processes and internal policies to identify and provide effective recommendations that build on community-police relationships,” according to her city’s official biography.
Her new position is the latest plum job from Adams’ staff to raise eyebrows. It came a day after the Democrat ordered city officials not to fill about 4,700 vacancies as Gotham struggles with a $2.9 billion budget shortfall.
White has worked at the 911 call center since 1995, when she became close to the then-cop through her involvement with the group 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care, which he co-founded and which she helped represent, the outlet reported.
News of their relationship and lucrative post came after Hizzoner tried to fill his brother, Bernard Adams, as the NYPD’s assistant government affairs commissioner at an annual salary of $242,000. The appointment was later reversed due to the resulting controversy, and the mayor gave Bernard a $1-a-year ceremonial advisory role.
White was then quietly tapped to replace Robert Ganley, who was forced out the door after The Post revealed he used a taxpayer-funded NYPD helicopter to ferry himself back and forth to Philadelphia to attend a party .
White’s appointment was made by NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell, who was herself an Adams appointee.
When asked about his former roommate’s plum post, Adams referred to police.
“The NYPD handles staffing, but all my agencies say you have to get the best people for the job, and we did that, we were successful,” he said.
City Hall did not immediately respond to an inquiry from The Post as to whether White had a city-approved driver and security guard, and if so, why the vehicle escorting her did not have government registration plates.
An NYPD official said in a statement Tuesday: “Deputy Commissioner Lisa White retired from the service of the NYPD Communications Department in 2019 after a 29-year career with the agency.
“She is currently performing her duties as Deputy Commissioner for Labor Relations, leading the department’s efforts to improve the health, well-being and morale of all employees. Supporting the families of fallen officers and members who are seriously injured and/or ill; and liaison with the department’s 40 fraternal, religious and ethnic organizations.”
Adams had appointed several other friends to jobs in his administration that made over $240,000 under shady circumstances, including Deputy Mayor for Safety Phil Banks, Deputy Mayor for Strategic Initiatives Sheena Wright, and Public Safety Advisor, Timothy Pearson.
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