Sleeping on the job
OATH Index No. 2196/13
The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) charged a hospital police officer with sleeping or assuming a sleeping position while on an eight-hour tour that began at midnight.
HHC relied on video evidence that showed police officer’s head bobbing up and down and sideways after she was assigned to the front desk. Further, the officer admitted that her head was down and she was fighting to not fall asleep.
OATH Administrative Law Judge Faye Lewis found that HHC proved the charge and recommended seven days’ suspension as the officer had no prior disciplinary record.
The decision is posted on the Internet at:http://archive.citylaw.org/oath/11_Cases/13-2196.pdf