Report released on NYPD official accused of making racist, homophobic comments online

Councilmember Ritchie Torres released a new report detailing how a top NYPD official was allegedly caught making racists, homophobic and misogynistic comments.

News 12 Staff

Nov 6, 2020, 11:43 PM

Updated 1,291 days ago

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Councilmember Ritchie Torres released a new report detailing how a top NYPD official was allegedly caught making racists, homophobic and misogynistic comments.
Deputy Inspector James Kobel, who is in charge of the police department's Equal Employment Opportunity Division, was allegedly caught making the comments about New Yorkers on the online message board for cops, Rant.
According to the New York Post, the report calls out comments that Kobel made that targeted former President Barack Obama, Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark, Council Speaker Corey Johnson, and his own fellow officers and police brass.
Kobel has been relieved of command while officials investigate.
City Council Speaker Johnson reacted to the news on Twitter, saying, "This is outrageous and inappropriate behavior by an NYPD official, and will not be tolerated. The Council will hold a hearing on this matter."


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