A New York Police Department official in charge of combating departmental discrimination allegedly posted antisemitic and other racist comments.
The commander of the Equal Employment Opportunity Division of the NYPD, Deputy Inspector James Kobel, is alleged to have used the name “Clouseau” on a message board called The Rant where law-enforcement officials post anonymously. As Clouseau, he is alleged to have posted antisemitic, anti-Black, misogynist and homophobic slurs.
The Oversight Division of the New York City Council claims to have identified Deputy Inspector Kobel as “Clouseau.” Mr Kobel denied the charge to the New York Times but has been suspended from his job, pending the completion of an Internal Affairs Bureau investigation.
Commenting on an article about Orthodox Jews tired of being photographed by tourists, Clouseau said: “I think that eventually all of the inbreeding may lead to the demise of these clowns. The severity of birth defects will only increase. Unfortunately, the local taxpayer is going to be on the hook for the bill when the children need special programs in the local school districts and the parents continue to leach [sic] off the system.”