Officers rally for removal of affirmative action specialist
More than 100 Nassau County corrections officers rallied today to call for the removal of the county jail's affirmative action specialist.
Andreaus Guilty is tasked with investigating discrimination complaints at the county correctional facility in East Meadow. Officers say Guilty posted Facebook comments from August through November that they say are racist and seek to incite violence against law enforcement.
The correction officers' union has filed a federal discrimination complaint against Guilty with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Guilty's Facebook page was removed this afternoon, but officers claim he made comments that were anti-law enforcement and anti-white.
County Executive Ed Mangano appointed Guilty to the job in 2010. A Mangano spokesman today declined to comment due to pending litigation.
In a statement, the county attorney says Guilty is a civil service employee who is protected by a collective bargaining agreement. As such, he cannot be fired or removed, and the attorney says the law protects his job and his freedom of private speech.
No one answered the door today at Guilty's Uniondale home.