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Head of NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force reassigned amid complaints about treatment of Asian victims

Jessica Corey
  • Jessica Corey, head of the New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force, was reassigned on Wednesday.
  • The move came a day after an alleged incident involving mistreatment of an Asian American attack victim was brought to the attention of Mayor Eric Adams.
  • In response, Adams said he does not want a leader who starts an investigation by ruling out the possibility of a hate crime.
  • In a statement, the NYPD claimed that the reassignment had nothing to do with the incident, saying it was just part of a routine reshuffling.

Amid heightened public scrutiny over New York’s public safety measures, in part arising from persistent attacks on Asian Americans, Inspector Jessica Corey, head of the local Hate Crimes Task Force, was reportedly reassigned on Wednesday.

The New York Police Department (NYPD) reportedly described the move, which coincides with the reassignment of Deputy Inspector Michael King, head of the Special Victims Division, as part of a routine reshuffling; however, it also comes a day after a Korean American victim accused Corey of mishandling her case.

Teen arrested for allegedly participating in group attack on Asian man in NYC

  • Jordan McNamara, an 18-year-old man from Manhattan, was arrested on Friday for allegedly participating in a group attack against a 30-year-old Asian man in New York City last year. 
  • The suspect was not charged with a hate crime. 
  • Authorities are currently seeking one of the other suspects related to the crime. 

A teenage suspect was arrested for his alleged involvement in an anti-Asian group attack against a 30-year-old man in Midtown, New York City, in October 2021.

The 18-year-old suspect Jordan McNamara from Manhattan was arrested on Jan. 14 over the brutal attack that happened at 303 5th Avenue in Manhattan on Oct. 23 last year.