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Eric Adams
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18th Borough President of Brooklyn
Assumed office
January 1, 2014
Preceded by Marty Markowitz
Member of the New York Senate
from the 20th district
In office
January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2013
Preceded by Carl Andrews
Succeeded by Jesse Hamilton III
Personal details
Born September 1, 1960 (1960-09-01) (age 61)
Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Police career
Department New York City Police Department
Years of service 1984–2006
Rank Police Officer
Sergeant
Lieutenant
Captain

Eric Leroy Adams (born September 1, 1960) is an American politician. He is the Borough President of Brooklyn, New York City. Before, he was a Democratic State Senator in the New York Senate, representing the 20th Senate District. On November 5, 2013, Adams was elected Brooklyn Borough President, the first African-American to hold the position.

Before entering politics, Adams was a police officer in the New York City Police Department (NYPD) for 22 years. He started in the New York City Transit Police. He co-founded 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care, an advocacy group for black police officers, and often spoke out against police brutality and racial profiling.

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