Eric Adams

Politician

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Who is Eric Adams?

Eric L. Adams is the current Borough President of Brooklyn, New York City. Previously, he was a Democratic State Senator in the New York Senate, representing the 20th Senate District, which includes the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Flatbush, Crown Heights, Park Slope, Sunset Park and Prospect Heights. On November 5, 2013, Adams was elected Brooklyn Borough President, the first African-American to hold the office.

Prior to his election to the State Senate, Adams served as a police officer in the New York City Police Department for 22 years, during which time 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. During the 1990s Adams served as president of the Grand Council of Guardians. Adams rose to prominence during the 90s, after a series of friendly fire" shootings were perpetrated by white police officers against black officers. In 1994 Adams unsuccessfully ran against Major Owens for the 11th Congressional seat in Central Brooklyn. Adams graduated from the Police Academy in 1984 as the highest ranked student of his class. He started in the transit bureau and worked in the 6th precinct in Greenwich Village, the 94th precinct in Greenpoint and the 88th precinct covering Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.

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Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Brooklyn

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on July 23, 2013

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