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

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Nassau County Probation Department (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Nassau County Probation Department (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

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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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