An investigation is under way after an African American employee of the New York City Parks and Recreations Department discovered a black baby doll hanging from a noose on Tuesday.
The letters “KKK” were also found scratched into the wall of the bathroom.
A statement issued by NYC Parks and Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe reads:
The Parks Department does not tolerate hateful acts such as this or any form of discrimination. We are committed to maintaining a safe and respectful workplace for all staff. We immediately reported this incident to the NYPD and are fully cooperating in their investigation.