Union: L.I. Probation Officer’s Report On Parolee Arrested In Carjacking Was Altered

NORTH MERRICK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice is investigating claims that a supervisor altered a probation officer’s report recommending a parole violation for a man later arrested in a carjacking.

Nassau County Union officials said Edwin Flores, one of the suspects accused in a violent carjacking which ended with the vehicle crashing into a North Merrick elementary school last Wednesday, was a probation violator who should’ve been locked up but wasn’t.

1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reports

Officials claim that the supervisor deleted citations in Flores’ report.

Civil Service Employees Association President Jerry Larrichuita says the probation officer had recommended locking up Flores and came to work after his arrest to find that her records had been altered.

“Her official documents were removed from her computer,” Larrichuita said.

He says the suspect’s failure to attend anger management courses and consorting with gang members were deleted in the revised document.

Larrichuita said the probation officer signed the altered document rather than risk insubordination of her job duties.

“Our probation officers are now in a precarious situation where they don’t know if their official paperwork will be either forged or destroyed, and that is something we will not stand for,” Larrichuita said.

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  • Middleclass Guy

    Proabation reports can be revised, they can be worked on for accuracy, citing proper penal codes and spelling/grammatical errors.They cannot alter, remove, destroy and certainly make an officer sign a report he/she never wrote. Show me where in all of probation manuals in NY where that is allowed. This was a ceverup, plain and simple.

    • The Sandman

      Yeah but Like this Officer said, that doesn’t mean you won’t have a target on your back after that. Insubordination covers alot of gray areas on these jobs.
      AND, if you not gotten right after this time, Supervisors play the waiting game, when you innocently make a mistake, that would normally be overlooked, then they nail you on BS. It happens everyday. If you want to fight, well none of you are going anywhere, but it takes a mental toll on you day in & day out. People don’t want to go to work and fight with co-workers, supervisors etc. day in & day out. You just want to go work and get through the day, period. Hey, if theres a fight that needs to be had, then a person has to do what they have to do….Then it becomes personal and both stand to lose alot. But like I said, a person has to do what they have to do. Some bosses are on power trips and looking for that next step up. Some workers, shouldn’t even be on the job, but politics is a beautiful thing……..

  • BlameMangano

    Funny 30+ people were just laid off a few months ago. Blame mangano.

  • sick of it all

    and this is why only the top Probation Officials should be able to add or delet case entries………the Supervisor was obviosly trying to cover his/ her fat ass

  • The Facts

    Probation reports are the work product of the Probation Department and not of an individual probation officer. They are subject to revision by supervising probation officers and administrative probation officers. Recommendations to the courts are departmental recommendations and not those of only one individual.

    • clanders,ed

      sounds like changes in that department (AT THE TOP) need to happen

      In lay termss its called COVERING YOUR Ass!!!!


      • A.L

        The Administration there is terrible . Blame here lies with the Director, not the Officer trying to do her job. More reasons to cut from the top-not the bottom!

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