Investigation at City of Syracuse DPW after incident involving an Employee, a Gun and an Internal Cover-Up (Updated 1/21)

An inquiry has begun following an incident that occurred involving a City of Syracuse, Department of Public Works employee; who reportedly left the designated area with a city truck, returned it with the windshield shot out.

According to City of Syracuse, Director of Initiatives Greg Loh, “A police investigation is continuing. The city has taken immediate and appropriate action regarding three employees, and our Personnel Department is continuing its investigation.”

The investigation reportedly involves multiple issues; including guns in the workplace, use of city vehicles and a culture that has routinely, “swept serious issues under the, rug for years” according to a source, “leadership has changed, but there’s a culture here, that requires attention”. The employee who fired the weapon reportedly fled to Georgia.

Story updated: January 21,2019