‘I like his style’: Mayor Adams defends NYPD chief of patrol amid social media controversy

Mayor Eric Adams on Tuesday praised NYPD Chief of Patrol John Chell, saying he likes “his style,” amid widespread criticism of Chell’s use of his official social media account to attack perceived critics of the department.

Adams made the May 28 remarks during his weekly news conference in response to a question about Chell recently appearing on the talk show Dr. Phil Primetime, where he seemed to blame rising crime stats on newly arrived migrants. While the interview aired recently, Deputy Mayor for Communications Fabien Levy said Chell traveled to Texas to record it two months ago.