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Hate crime suspected in city property in Kingsbridge

A New York City Police investigation is underway following a possible hate crime at the Bronx headquarters of the city's Parks Department in Kingsbridge. A photo posted on Amsterdam News shows an African American doll hanging from a metal chain shaped like a noose Tuesday morning. The doll was found in the garage by an African American employee who had just returned to work after being out sick, according to WNYC.
Three years ago, the Parks Department settled a federal discrimination suit of $20 million brought by 11 current and former employees who charged that Henry Stern, the former Parks Commissioner, and current NYC Parks and Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe oversaw a racially hostile environment for Black and Latino employees.