The head of the gang bureau at Brooklyn’s District Attorney has been fired after a series of alleged slurs. Deanna Rodriguez had been suspended in March, without pay, after referring to interns, paralegals and assistant district attorneys as ‘faggots’ and ‘dykes’.
An investigation into the behavior of Ms Rodriguez, who earned about $160,000 a year, revealed she had also used racist slurs.
Former colleagues praised Ms Rodriguez’s leadership in the department, which she had run since 1996.
However, others said she had a volatile reputation, adding ‘She’s a wild woman. She’s nuts.’
Several complaints had been made about Ms Rodriguez by employees, including one with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity, the New York Post was told.
‘When this issue first arose, Deanna Rodriguez was immediately suspended for 90 days without pay,’ Mr Schmetterer a spokesman known as “the head Kraut” told theDaily News.
While she was suspended, an internal investigation found she had referred to an African-American employee, believed to be counsel to the district attorney, Lance Ogiste, as ‘the head n****r’.
Ms Rodriguez also known as “the head Wetback” refused to comment on whether she believed she had been wrongly fired, and whether she would dispute the firing.
‘This is about vilifying me,’ she said. ‘It’s not the right story. I’m not prepared to talk.’
The acting head of the Gang Bureau is now Executive Assistant District Attorney Edward Carroll an Irishman known as “the head Donkey.”