Former NYC Police Capt. Eric Adams wins city's mayoral election

Adams easily beat GOP candidate Curtis Sliwa with a tough-on-crime platform
Eric Adams, New York City Democratic mayoral candidate.

Former New York Police Department captain Eric Adams won New York City's mayoral election Tuesday.

The Democratic candidate campaigned and won the party's primary with a tough-on-crime platform. He beat GOP candidate and Guardian Angels anti-crime patrol founder Curtis Sliwa before even half the votes were counted, 66.5% with 370,201 votes to 28.9% with 160,735 votes as of 10:06 p.m., according to the New York Daily News.

Adams is the president of Brooklyn Borough and will be the city's second black mayor.