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    Mayor Adams expected to name Edward Caban as first Latino NYPD commissioner

    ByEyewitness News

    Monday, July 17, 2023 4:28AM

    Edward Caban expected to be named first Latino NYPD Commissioner

    THE BRONX (WABC) — Mayor Eric Adams is expected to name Edward Caban as the first Latino Police Commissioner at a ceremony Monday morning at the 40th Precinct in the Bronx, where his career started in 1991.

    Caban will be the department’s first Latino commissioner. He has served as acting police commissioner since July 1.

    Caban called himself a true New Yorican – third generation, raised in the Bronx, with roots in Ponce. He and three of his brothers joined the department with their dad’s encouragement.

    “My father kept on telling me, ‘take those exams, you want to go to the top,'” adds Caban.

    “The City of New York had over two thousand homicides. About five thousand shootings. We would go to shootings every single day. It was a tough time. And now…we’ve come a long way. But we still have a lot of work to do for our residents of the City of New York,” he says.

    Former NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said he is happy with the decision.

    “City Hall is comfortable with him. He breaks continuity, and they trust him that’s important with any with any job, you grow into it, and he’s already has one leg up to be the first deputy. So I’m really happy with this. And I think the whole job is better off for it and the city as well,” Boyce said.

    Mayor Adams’ announcement and Caban’s historic appointment will take place Monday morning at 10 a.m.

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