In response to a report about a 19-year veteran of the Department of Corrections Investigation division submitting an intent to file a lawsuit against Commissioner Molina with allegations he violated federal court orders and city law, Speaker Adrienne Adams and Council Member Carlina Rivera released the following statement.

“The continued mismanagement of the jails on Rikers Island is undermining public safety in our city and the administration’s inability to keep staff and people detained safe is perpetuating a cycle of brutality and death. The commissioner’s alleged involvement in a campaign to cover up violence in the jails would be a betrayal of his duties and raise more serious questions about his recent appointment to be an assistant deputy mayor. These serious and deeply troubling allegations of misconduct deserve thorough investigations by all relevant authorities.”