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Keechant Sewell to become 1st Woman, 3rd Black Person to lead NYC Police Force by Michelle L. Price, Associated Press

Keechant Sewell, 49, is the first woman to lead the NYPD in its 176-year history.

New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams named Keechant Sewell, a Long Island police official, as the city’s next police commissioner, making her the first woman to lead the nation’s largest police force.

Adams, himself a former New York police captain, introduced Sewell on Wednesday as his barrier-breaking choice for one of the most high-profile and powerful jobs in his upcoming administration.

“She’s the woman for the job,” Adams declared as he appeared with Sewell at a news conference in her native Queens.

“She carried with her throughout her career a sledgehammer and she crushed every glass ceiling that was put in her way,” Adams said. “Today, she has crashed and destroyed the final one we need in New York City.”

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/sewell-to-become-1st-woman-3rd-black-person-to-lead-nyc-police-force

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