July 30, 2018

Making false statements concerning the employee's performance of his or her duties

Making false statements concerning the employee's performance of his or her duties
NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, OATH Index No. 1147/18
NYC Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, OATH Index No. 1244/18

In OATH No. 1147/18 a New York City Emergency Medical Technician was served with disciplinary charges alleging that he had failed to prepare a patient care report after observing an injured individual and with making false statements about the incident.

The EMT contended that he was not required to write a report because the person refused treatment and did not show signs of injury.

OATH Administrative Law Judge Astrid B. Gloade found that the patient’s injuries were visible and that the EMT’s statement to the contrary was false.

Judge Gloade also found that the EMT's failure to complete a patient care report and document that the patient's refusal of medical treatment violated the Department’s rules.

The ALJ recommended that the EMT be suspended without pay for 40 days, which recommendation was adopted by the Appointing Authority.

In the second case, OATH Index No. 1244/18, New York City Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings Administrative Law Judge KEVIN F. CASEY found a New York City correction officer guilty of charges that he used excessive force and sexually assaulted an inmate, submitted a false report and lied to investigators about his conduct.

The correction officer contended that he was not guilty of the charges and argued that the alleged victim lied to pursue a civil suit.

Judge Casey credited the complainant's claim that correction officer repeatedly kicked him in the ankles, groped him, and used sexually suggestive and demeaning language towards him.

The ALJ found that correction officer falsely denied that he used force in his report and investigatory interview in an effort to conceal his misconduct and recommended imposing a penalty of a 60-day’ suspension without pay, with credit for time served.

The Appointing Authority adopted Judge Casey’s findings of fact, but she imposed the penalty of termination of employment.

The decision involving the EMT is posted on the Internet at:

The decision involving the correction officer is posted on the Internet at:

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