A New York City Police Department (NYPD) sergeant claims in a new lawsuit against the city that he was the target of racial slurs, workplace abuse, and insults due to his Egyptian heritage.
In an amended July 24 suit filed in Brooklyn Federal Court, Kappa Farid claims that he was “regularly” mocked due to his Arabic accent. Sergeant. John Tuscano allegedly told Farid that he was “speaking gibberish” and that he had “to learn how to speak English.”
The suit says that Deputy Inspector Kenneth Noonan would order Farid to sit mutely during team meetings at the 123rd Precinct.
“The complaint alleges Farid was scared, believed he was in imminent danger of physical and violent attack, and faced workplace hostility on a regular basis,” Farid’s attorney Marshall Bellovin told the New York Daily News.
One of Farid’s colleagues, identified as Officer Gorman, allegedly referred to the 18-year veteran as a…
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