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Mayor Calls NYPD Re: Pastor Arrest

A pastor who was part of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's transition team was arrested on Monday night with two outstanding warrants, but released after de Blasio called a top police official. Bishop Orlando Findlayter was taken in for making a left turn without signaling, and officers found he'd failed to appear in court for a prior arrest at an immigration reform protest. A local clergy council called de Blasio, who dialed Deputy Chief Kim Royster to ask about the arrest, but did not request he be released, she said. Findlayter was let go when it was too late to make it to court. According to the NYPD, people with outstanding warrants are released if they don't pose a risk.

February 11, 2014 4:55 PM