December 15 – According to CNN on the 15th, the mayor of New York City said Keechant Sewell would become the first African-American female police chief in New York City and “steered” the largest police station in the United States.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams said that the current New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Sheay is scheduled to retire at the end of this year and will appoint Seville as the next director to succeed Sheay. Adams said in a statement: “She is a time-tested fighter with rich experience and emotional intelligence, which can provide the necessary safety and justice for the people of New York.” Adams also said that he was glad to let him “take the helm” of the New York Police Department.
Adams’ office said that the formal appointment was scheduled to be announced at 8:30 a.m. local time on the 15th. Sources said that Seville has been a policeman in Nasu County, New York for 22 years and has performed well in his department. She has many leadership experience, including being responsible for major cases, kidnapping case negotiations, etc.