A fired Hispanic police officer is firing back in federal court, claiming he was targeted and unjustly terminated. The town, however, has a different take.
“I was blacklisted. I knew I was blacklisted,” said Anthony Barberan, a former police officer in Eastchester, New York.
Barberan said he felt déjà vu when he saw the documentary “Crime + Punishment,” highlighting I-Team interviews with minority NYPD cops who claimed they were pressured to meet illegal ticket quotas.
“I think I was fired because I was blowing the whistle on what was going on there,” Barberan told News 4. “I was always bringing up ticket quotas.”
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