New York’s incoming mayor just made history by appointing a Black woman to run the nation’s largest police department, and already there are attempts to undermine her authority.

Mayor-elect Eric Adams kept his promise to hire a woman, and threw in a bonus by selecting a Black woman with roots in Queens.

Keechant Sewell, who grew up in the Queensbridge Houses, said she had “come full circle” in becoming the first woman commissioner and third Black commissioner in the NYPD’s 176-year history.

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