Westchester County defends shrink-wrap abuse charge

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A learning-disabled man whom Glen Island Park fired filed a federal lawsuit and EEOC complaint against the Westchester County Parks Department alleging that his supervisors restrained him with shrink wrap and set it on fire.

The lawsuit alleges repeated physical and mental abuse, including several incidents in which his supervisor shrink-wrapped him to a chair. The parks department has moved for dismissal and the EEOC is still investigating.

The Parks Department called the allegations “ridiculous,” adding, “All of these things surfaced suddenly after we fired the kid for cause.” The employee said he failed to report the abuse earlier because he was embarrassed.  

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