NYC Probing Alleged Officer Criticism of West Indians on Facebook


Politicians and officials are criticizing the New York Police Department after the release of comments on Facebook in which users claiming to be officers heaped scorn on revelers at the annual West Indian American Day Parade in Brooklyn, says the New York Times. Police Commissioner, Raymond Kelly wouldn’t comment, citing an internal affairs investigation pending.

The Facebook page's existence had been noted during a trial in Brooklyn, and that the page disappeared from public view after a defense lawyer had found it, but not before he saved all the data. “Disgusting,” the city public advocate, Bill de Blasio, said. “Reprehensible,” said the Manhattan borough president, Scott Stringer. “Racist,” said the Brooklyn borough president, Marty Markowitz.

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