"We immediately reported this incident to the NYPD, " Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe said.
Delay in reporting it.
As A Walk In The Park first reported in December, the incident was not reported until 12:03 pm, more than three hours after the doll was first discovered by the Parks Department.
Several parks sources also strongly refuted the Commissioner's claim that the incident was "immediately reported" to the police.
"That's BS, they waited for hours," said a parks source at the scene. "They probably would have tried to sweep it under the rug if they could have."
Say Parks Dept. tried to hide noose incident
New York Daily News - January 6, 2012 - By John Marzulli
A Walk In The Park - January 12, 2012
A Walk In The Park - December 20, 2011 - By Geoffrey Croft