Thursday, April 29, 2010

Female Prison Guard Fired Over Lil Wayne?


The New York Daily News is reporting that a former Rikers guard says she was fired because her superiors claim she tried to sneak a peek at Lil Wayne. The newspaper is reporting that Amelia Negron is preparing a federal suit against the city because according to her, union higherups forced her to falsely confess she was trying to star-gawk. The 33-year-old says she doesn't like rap, nor does she know much about Lil Wayne.
What really happened March 10, she says, is that she popped her head into the unit where the performer was being held to see a colleague, Negron said. "The door to the area was unlocked, and so I went in to say hello, and that officer said, 'Hey, you can't be here. We've got a celeb here.' I said, 'Okay, no problem,' turned around and left," Negron said.
She said that, after the short exchange, her superiors claimed she was trying to cozy up to Weezy. "We did nothing wrong, but we were threatened with criminal charges, transfers, suspensions," she said.
On April 19, the city Department of Correction fired Negron, claiming she had missed too many days of work. Negron, who was hired in 2008, contends the missed days were for an injury she suffered at the firing range, when she was struck in the hand and chest by another officer's gunfire.
Negron plans to file a federal suit, claiming she was the victim of discrimination and harassment. A Correction Department spokesman noted Negron was a probationary employee and said her firing was "entirely appropriate."

News Source: The New York Daily News

1 comment:

  1. There's 3 sides to every story...his, hers, and the truth. i think she's actually tellin the truth here tho

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