Please note: I am not tasking anyone here. I am taking this opportunity to see if I can get anywhere working on a bit of reverse engineering. From the ABC news link provided in the OP, the usual:
Department of Social Services Commissioner Steven Banks released the following statement:
“HRA centers must be safe havens for New Yorkers needing to access benefits to improve their lives. I am deeply troubled by the incident and a thorough review was launched over the weekend to get to the bottom of what happened…The HRA Peace Officers who were involved in this incident are currently on leave, and they will be placed on modified duty when they return to work pending our investigation of what happened.”
Banks’ department on Twitter.
Mayor de Blasio on Twitter
I think most public officials count on us working stiffs having no time or energy to pound the drum for justice as constantly or as loudly as is necessary to keep media attention on an issue like this.
Alternet is on the case, so yay on that:
WABC in New York contact page:
which lists a phone number: 917-260-7700
Dunno if they are going to do a followup. We have the WABC reporter’s name: Naveen Dhaliwal (FTA).