Sheriff’s officer placed on leave after anti-Muslim FB post against WNY teacher

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Hudson County Sheriff’s Officer Alex Pino has been placed on administrative leave, with pay, after writing an anti-Muslim, profanity-laced Facebook post directed at a West New York teacher last week. 

Hudson County Sheriff's car

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari has directed his office to open an internal investigation, also notifying the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, as soon as he became aware of the comments Pino posted on social media, he said in a news release this afternoon.

Pino has since been placed on administrative leave with pay and has had his service weapon withdrawn while the investigation continues.

“Comments like these are in no way reflective of my views or the views of the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office and they run contrary to our mission of making Hudson County safer for everyone,” Schillari said in a statement.

“We are taking this matter very seriously and we are conducting a full investigation. It is absolutely unacceptable to me for any member of this department to disparage any race, religion or ethnic group no matter the forum or the medium.”

“As officers of the law we must be held to a higher standard and I intend to do everything in my power to make sure that all residents of Hudson County know that the Sheriff’s Office stands for professionalism and respect for our entire community above all else.”

Schillari also pointed out that he and his command staff have attended numerous Muslim community events over the years and hired the first Muslim Investigator in the history of the Sheriff’s Office in 2013.

In the since deleted Facebook post in question, Pino went off on a long, angry rant against Mohamed Elmaksoud, a West New York teacher (post has been heavily edited for profanity).

Pino FB post

9 COMMENTS

  1. A DISGRACE! WITH PAY??? ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? MAKES NO SENSE TO PAY ANYONE ON LEAVE…FOR THAT MATTER MAKE HIM WORK…IM SURE THERE ARE BATHROOMS THAT NEED CLEANING….SHAME ON THE SHERIFFS OFFICE FOR PAYING THIS GUY OR ANYONE WHO WRITES SUCH DISPICABLE THINGS SUCH AS THIS…

  2. Crazy…this extremism is exactly what Isis wants.They want to fracture the country,spread hate and panic.Trump doesn’t help,with his own rhetoric against anyone Muslim.Officer Pino,quotes Trump-so,he is just voicing what Trump is broadcasting.Pino is using patriotism to hide his own racist belief.Officer Pino-you are a racist…thankfully,your superiors are holding you responsible.

  3. A cop can rape a child and be on paid leave for years. No other job does this. He’s laughing all the way to the bank. He’ll get a 24 hour suspension. WATCH!

  4. Mr Pino was not feeling well when he wrote that stuff. Maybe rehab will do him good. He is a victim. Lets get him some help. Lets make an appointment with Dr Roque at once. And yes HC should pay for his treatment to Dr Roque. This is just an Idea for the Poor guy that needs Arab… I mean Rehab..

  5. Mr.Pino needs to grow up and so dose everyone tuning these stories. He needs to take responsibility for what he has done and then move on. Everyone needs to move on. The high school teacher wrote to him first, and then after it that happened. So what? There are more things to be making the news but all they focus on is this? Get over it. Grow up.

  6. Where’s Albio?

    WHY ARE ALL OF HC POLS COVERING FOR HIM WHILE HE IS LIVING IN FLORIDA.

    PEOPLE of JERSEYCITY WAKE UP AND TAKE CONTROL OF THE CONGRESSIONAL SEAT!

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