Raise your hand if this is a surprise in any way.
A top adviser to Mayor Bill de Blasio is in a live-in relationship with a convicted killer and drug trafficker who considers police officers “pigs” and continues to get in serious scrapes with the law, public records show.
For six years, Rachel Noerdlinger, who serves as Chief of Staff to First Lady Chirlane McCray, has been living with her boyfriend Hassaun McFarlan, sources told The Post.
While McCray, accompanied by Noerdlinger, enjoys attending high-level NYPD CompStat meetings, her top aide’s boyfriend has plenty of serious crime stats of his own — a rap sheet that includes homicide, conspiring to run a cocaine operation, and nearly running a cop off the road in Edgewater, NJ last year in an incident that was later pleaded down to disorderly conduct.
Still, the administration is sticking by him, despite what DNAinfo.com, which broke the story, described as online posts — since taken down — in which he repeatedly called cops “pigs.”
Cops are pigs? How original.
“I cant come outside without the pigs f—— with me in the hood,” McFarlan wrote on Facebook according to DNA. Noerdlinger worker as top aide to the Rev. Al Sharpton at the time her boyfriend posted the anti-cop comment.
“The system sucks this pig should be charged with a civil rights violation always givin the pigs a pass,” he posted in January 2012, in response to a story about a Staten Island officer’s guilty plea in a false arrest.
The Noerdlinger-McFarlan connection infuriated PBA president Pat Lynch.
“These revelations are of serious concern because her position gives her access to critical information about police plans and strategies,” Lynch complained Thursday.
“It raises serious questions about her judgment and character and the quality of the counsel she provides to City Hall,” he said. “She should not be in that position.”
Considering his own murderous history, perhaps de Blasio shouldn’t be in his position either.