Bank Calls Police On Black Mayor in His Own City

Style Magazine Newswire | 5/17/2019, 2:44 p.m.

Mayor Richard Thomas discussed how staff at JP Morgan & Chase summoned the police on him, his staff member, and a Mount Vernon Police detective as the Mayor sought to deposit a six figure check and get access to the City’s online banking records. A Chase employee called the police after Mayor Thomas was invited into a conference room and after Mayor Thomas had introduced the two people with him, including the police detective. The response by the White Plains Police Department was resolved amicably after one of the responding officers recognized the Mount Vernon Police detective. Mayor Thomas believes that race certainly played a role in the Chase employees calling the police. The two staffers who accompanied Mayor Thomas are black and Hispanic. Supreme Court Justice Susan Cacace ordered Mount Vernon Comptroller Deborah Reynolds to stop blocking Mayor Thomas’ access to the critical financial records.