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Sergeants Benevolent Association president Ed Mullins. Photo: Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

The head of a New York City police union has resigned after FBI agents raided his home and the group's offices, per multiple reports.

The latest: Sergeants Benevolent Association president Ed Mullins resigned at the request of the union's board, according to a letter sent to members and obtained by several news outlets.

What they're saying: "The nature and scope of this criminal investigation has yet to be determined," the board’s letter stated, per the New York Daily News.

  • "However, it is clear that President Mullins is apparently the target of the federal investigation. We have no reason to believe that any other member of the SBA is involved or targeted in this matter."

The big picture: An FBI spokesperson told AP that agents who raided the Sergeants Benevolent Association were "carrying out a law enforcement action in connection with an ongoing investigation."

  • Agents also raided Mullins' home in Port Washington, Long Island.
  • Mullins is undergoing a New York Police Department disciplinary proceeding for tweeting NYPD paperwork in 2020 about the arrest of Mayor Bill de Blasio's daughter during protests over George Floyd's murder, AP notes.

Context: The Sergeants Benevolent Association represents some 13,000 New York active and retired police sergeants.

  • The union did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment.

Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect reports of Mullins' resignation.

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Why it matters: It's the latest escalation in Trump's campaign to disrupt the committee's sweeping probe into the circumstances surrounding Jan. 6, including his actions and communications leading up to the Capitol attack.

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Why it matters: Powell, the first Black U.S. secretary of state, was known as a Republican but played a critical role in helping Obama get elected in 2008.