Andy King Expelled From City Council After Latest Ethics Complaint

By Sasha Gonzales 
sgonzales@bronxjusticenews.com 

Bronx Councilman Andy King was expelled from the City Council Monday following allegations he sexually harassed women and misused Council resources, authorities said.

The vote to oust King came after a third ethics investigation of his activities by the Council. In two prior probes, officials found King failed to pay a $15,000 fine implemented by the city, asked a staffer for kickback money, and sexually insulted a female staffer.

Immediately following the 48-2 vote, King filed a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court alleging unlawful treatment by the city, including racial discrimination.

A special election will be held for King’s vacant seat. The date has not been announced.

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Sasha Gonzales is a Staff Writer for Bronx Justice News covering breaking news and crime. A Bronx native, Sasha is an avid photographer, museum-goer, and reader. She lives in Kingsbridge.