Mayor’s Office Says de Blasio Did Not Ask for Ally to Be Spared Night in Jail

Bill de Blasio attending Orlando Findlayter's church last year. (Photo: Facebook)
Bill de Blasio and his family attending Orlando Findlayter’s church in September. (Photo: Facebook)

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new administration may have been hit with its first minor scandal today: a report suggesting he intervened to prevent a friend from spending a night behind bars–a suggestion Mr. de Blasio’s office denies.

The Wall Street Journal reported this afternoon that Bishop Orlando Findlayter, a member of Mr. de Blasio’s inaugural committee, was spared a night in jail after the mayor contacted a top police official to inquire about his arrest Monday night. Continue reading “Mayor’s Office Says de Blasio Did Not Ask for Ally to Be Spared Night in Jail”