Former Riker's Island Guard Accused Of Spying On Lil Wayne, Files Lawsuit

Former Riker's Island Guard Accused Of Spying On Lil Wayne, Files Lawsuit

Published April 29, 2010

Amelia Negron has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of New York, stating that Rikers Island personnel forced her to admit she was spying on incarcerated rapper, Lil Wayne.

Negron, who was accused of spying on the rapper on March 10, said she was just going to visit a colleague, but was ordered to leave the unit Lil Wayne resides in when one of the officers spotted her.

"The door to the area was unlocked, and so I went in to say hello, and that officer said, 'Hey, you can't be here. We've got a celeb here,'" Negron told the NY Daily News. "I said, 'Okay, no problem,' turned around and left."

Negron claims Norman Seabrook, President of the Correction Officers' Benevolent Association told her that the matter would be taken care of if she confessed to spying on Wayne. However, Seabrook said the claim was false.

"I wasn't the one who went into an unauthorized area. That wasn't me; that was her," Seabrook explained. “The only reason I got involved is because they were going to suspend her."

About a month later, Negron, who was hired in 2008, was fired by the Department of Correction. The facility claimed she had violated the sick leave policy several times, but Negron claims the missed days were due to an injury she suffered at a firing range.

While a spokesperson from the Correction Department contends Negron was a probationary employee and that the firing was "entirely appropriate," Negron is planning to file a federal suit for harassment and discrimination.

Written by Nile Ivey, Staff


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