NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An inquiry board concluded two officials were fired or demoted because of their objections to the head of the New York City Department of Investigation seizing control of the office that fights corruption in New York schools.
Former federal prosecutor James G. McGovern substantiated complaints made under the New York City’s whistle-blower law by Anastasia Coleman and Daniel Schlachet.READ MORE: Christina Darling Arrested After Allegedly Spitting On Children In Brooklyn, Making Antisemitic Remarks
McGovern recommended both have their jobs restored and be given back-pay.READ MORE: Police: Good Samaritans Break Up Attempted Robbery In Chelsea, Suspects At Large
Mark Peters, commissioner of the city Department of Investigation, led his department in March to take over the office that polices corruption in the school system despite objections from its members and the Department of Education.Prayer Vigil Planned On First Birthday Of Baby Girl Shot In Bronx
McGovern noted Peters exceeded his authority in trying to take over the office and should issue a written apology, which Peters did on Thursday.