Deputy Diana Richardson has been terminated from her job as Brooklyn’s deputy borough president effective immediately.
The Daily News states that her termination came after many reports from staff and constituents talking about her behavior and creating a toxic work environment. “After a series of conversations, Ms. Diana Richardson will no longer serve at Brooklyn Borough Hall as of October 17, 2022,” Stephanie Guzman, the borough president’s spokesperson said in a statement.
She continued, “We wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors as she continues to help communities grow and thrive.” Diana Richardson, who served as an assemblywoman for Crown Heights, stepped down from the elected office to work under Reynoso.
Richardson has been accused of violating COVID-19 protocols, cursing at staffers, and almost getting into a physical altercation with the head of the anti-violence program in Crown Heights, that took place in April.
Other incidents that Richardson was involved in also played a part in her termination. “It is important to note that all claims of employee misconduct at Brooklyn Borough Hall are taken seriously and are fully investigated, with appropriate repercussions faced in accordance with city policy,” Guzman. “Borough President Reynoso remains committed to Brooklyn, his staff, and his constituents during this transition period.”
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