New York state police raided the home of Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren on Wednesday, and her husband was later arrested on drugs and weapons charges, officials said.
The mayor said she’s not a target of the probe against husband Timothy Granison, but questioned whether the timing of his arrest is tied to her current bid for a third term at City Hall.
“I find the timing of yesterday’s events, three weeks before early voting starts, to be highly suspicious,” she said during a five-minute address on Thursday defending herself.
“There’s nothing implicating me in these charges announced today, because I’ve done nothing wrong.”
The mayor said her efforts to reform the police department and support reparations and universal income have made her a target of powerful enemies.
Warren also disclosed, for the first time publicly, that she and Granison separated “many years ago.”
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City spokesperson Justin Roj said in a statement to NBC News on Thursday afternoon that Warren and her husband have been quietly “separated since 2018” but that they “co-parent their child in a shared home.”