Top World Trade Center Cop Accused Of Racism In Lawsuit

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Donald McHugh (NY Daily News)

An NYPD police sergeant has sued the head officer of the World Trade Center command, claiming that he ordered him to give negative performance evaluations to two well-regarded Black sergeants, ordered cops to meet ticket quotas, and forced his subordinates to make unwarranted traffic stops.

The suit, filed by Sgt. Christopher Groben, who is white, alleges Inspector Donald McHugh also routinely used racist language.

The New York Daily News reports:

The allegations stem from McHugh’s time as commander of the 41st Precinct in the Bronx between October 2008 and September 2010. The NYPD didn’t respond directly to the lawsuit filed Monday, but noted that Groben has a checkered history on the force.

“He had an extensive disciplinary background,” Deputy Inspector Kim Royster said.

Royster said Groben, who joined the force in 1998, was disciplined for not following orders. Court papers show Groben was diagnosed with alcoholism in 2008. And he was arrested for beating up his ex-girlfriend in December.


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