Counter-claim Granted in Alleged Racial Slur Incident, Report Says
Homeowner says the village worker cursed and verbally harassed him. Now both are facing harassment charges.
A judge found probable cause in a counter-claim filed by Ridgewood homeowner accused of uttering a racial slur at a village sanitation worker in late December, northjersey.com is reporting.
On Monday, Patch reported that a village sanitation worker – identified as Wallace Handcock – claimed Eugene Koret, of Alanon Road, called him a ""f------g n----r" while he was picking up refuse in the neighborhood on Dec 26.
Glen Rock Judge Russel Teschon found enough probable cause to have a harassment charge filed against Koret, 68. On Tuesday night, Koret's counter-claim was also found to have merit, northjersey.com reported.
The site says Koret testified in a probable cause hearing that his trash had not been picked up for weeks and when he confronted Handcock, the worker cursed and verbally harassed him. Like Koret, the worker will now also face harassment charges.