Nassau police commissioner defends outgoing NYPD commissioner Sewell after Fox News host calls appointment a ‘flop’

NCPD Commissioner Patrick Ryder responded to a tweet from Fox News host Laura Ingraham, where she claimed Sewell’s appointment was a “flop” that was based on politics, not merit.

News 12 Staff

Jun 14, 2023, 11:40 AM

Updated 367 days ago

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Nassau County’s police commissioner took to Twitter Wednesday to defend outgoing NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell, who resigned earlier this week.
NCPD Commissioner Patrick Ryder responded to a tweet from Fox News host Laura Ingraham, where she claimed Sewell’s appointment was a “flop” that was based on politics, not merit.
Ryder tweeted back, saying while he is a fan of the Fox host, that Ingraham was wrong, and Sewell’s appointment was based on “ability, professionalism” and “integrity.”
Ryder added that Sewell is a class act and a “great cop.”
“I was her boss as NCPD commissioner and I would stand with her anywhere, anyday and anytime!” tweeted Ryder. Sewell was Nassau’s chief of detectives when she left the department for the NYPD.
Sewell held the NYPD post for a year and a half and was the first woman to be NYPD commissioner.


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