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NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City Mayor Eric Adams has reassigned his younger brother to a job overseeing his physical security, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, days after naming him deputy police commissioner of the largest U.S. police department.

Bernard Adams, a retired police sergeant of the New York Police Department, will serve as executive director of mayoral security, a job with a typical salary of $210,000, the Times reported. He was most recently a parking administrator at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, it added.

The mayor’s office did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The hiring will require a waiver from the Conflicts of Interest Board, the city agency tasked with enforcing government ethics.

He said a rise in anarchy and issues of white supremacy in the country required that his security operations be “extremely unique” as he plans to travel by subway and stay in the public eye.

(Reporting by Tyler Clifford; Editing by Mary Milliken and Richard Chang)

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