November 1, 2011

Videotape used at disciplinary hearing to demonstrate alleged misconduct

Videotape used at disciplinary hearing to demonstrate alleged misconduct
NYC Department of Corrections v Negron, OATH Index #1844/11

A New York City correction officer was charged with using unnecessary and excessive force against inmates on three different occasions. 

After reviewing videotape of the incidents and hearing testimony from a number of correction officers, two supervisors and the employee, OATH Administrative Law Judge Kara J. Miller ruled that the correction officer had used unnecessary and excessive force three times and submitted false or misleading reports concerning the incidents.  

Judge Miller, who had dismissed one of the charges filed against the correction officer – failure to report an  incident -- recommended that the employee be terminated.

The decision is posted on the Internet at:

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