Posted on December 30, 2022

White Parole Officer Claims Bosses Ignored Threats Against Her in Racial Discrimination Suit

Jacob Geanous, New York Post, December 24, 2022

A white Brooklyn parole officer claims that she was racially discriminated against by colleagues who called her a “snowcone” and superiors who made it “impossible” for her to do her job.

Samantha Rys, 51, filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Federal Court this week against her two supervisors, Sabrina Davis and Tanya Johnson, both of whom are black, alleging that they did nothing to protect her when one of her parolees began threatening to rape, kill and dismember her last year.

Rys said that coworkers met her with disbelief and discrimination immediately after beginning her job as a parole officer in May 2021. One once told her that she needed a spray tan and hat because white people assigned to the Red Hook area of Brooklyn only “came to arrest people or take their child” {snip}

Colleagues also told her she would not be able to safely do her job because of her race {snip}


Rys had already been asking for a transfer after her coworkers made her feel uncomfortable about her race and she asked again for a different assignment after the threats were made against her — but nothing happened {snip}