A former high-ranking New York City police officer from Long Island, accused of posting racist rants online anonymously, reportedly retired after being suspended for 30 days unpaid.
Deputy inspector James Francis EdwardA 30-year veteran who was the commander of the New York Police Department’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEO), was previously transferred to the Department of Transportation for internal investigation.
“Deputy Inspector Kobel has the right to take proper steps, as everyone does,” Dett said. Sophia Mason, a NYPD spokeswoman who confirmed that he had retired. “These allegations are subject to disciplinary action. We will not comment while these proceedings are in progress.”
WNBC-TV New York report Kobel was stopped shortly before he retired. He was initially placed on a modified mission during an ongoing internal affairs investigation.First reported by New York Times, It was then explained in detail in a November city council investigation report. Times report Monday when the NYPD concluded that Kobel was behind the post.
Kobel allegedly used the pseudonym “Clouseau” to post more than 500 times on the board, known as “law enforcement”, between July last year and September this year. In many examples, he described the Bronx district attorney Darcel Clark as a “toothless wildebeest” and the Bronx chairman Karl Hasty as a “barbarian.” Kobel also said the two police women were “rain gutters,” “animal playfulness,” and “barbarians.”
US Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-Bronx), who led the city council’s investigation before being elected to parliament, said the investigation should not be limited to Kobel.
“James Kobel, who should have been fired in November, is Torres, the tip of the iceberg. Tweet.. “The number of officers lurking on these online bulletin boards is innumerable and is trafficked in the most vicious form of prejudice.”