The Jewish officer’s allegations follow a series of lawsuits accusing the sheriff of racist, homophobic, and discriminatory actions and rhetoric.
Local police are conducting an investigation, but don’t have much evidence to go on, law enforcement said.
The officer “decided that it would be funny to wear a make-shift Yamaka and parade around the Firehouse with it on and make fun of the Jewish Faith.”
In a town being sued for anti-Semitism, one resident created a Facebook group focused on keeping Hasidic Jews in New York.
TEANECK, N.J. — It’s a beautiful fall day in this suburban town 10 miles from Manhattan. Benjamin Franklin Middle School is located on a quiet side street, framed by gorgeous trees. Far from the hubbub of contested elections and attack ads, voting this afternoon has the feeling of small town America, what with neighbors greeting neighbors and no lines.
When you think of Jews and running, you might imagine Dustin Hoffman chugging along in Central Park in the 1976 movie “Marathon Man.” Or if you’re really savvy, you might be reminded of Abel Kiviat, the middle-distance runner who held a slew of world records in the 1920s.