Head of Brooklyn Gang Bureau fired for racial and homophobic slurs

Posted at 6:31 PM, Jun 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-15 18:31:02-04

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (PIX11)- The head of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Gang Bureau has been fired for allegedly using racial and gay slurs.

52-year-old Deanna Rodriguez held the high-pressure job for seventeen years under D.A. Charles Hynes.

The New York Post reported she’s been suspended since March for using homophobic terms to insult subordinates.

When the issue first arose she was penalized of 90 days without pay.

Rodriguez was terminated after she referred to a top African-American prosecutor as the “head (n-word).”

She was listed as Hynes’ number three in the office.

Hynes is facing a strong primary challenge for his office this fall.