Friday, December 14, 2012

Robert Swann, 51, Indicted In Killing Of Parks JTP Co-Worker In Queens

Robert Swann, who was hired despite a lengthy rap sheet, allegedly killed a co-worker.
Robert Swann, 51, was indicted yesterday on murder charges for the killing of Ezra Black, 31, outside the Al Oerter Recreation Center on September 4th. (Photo: William Miller)
A city Parks Department JTP employee accused of stabbing a co-worker to death as they argued over a plastic trash bag was indicted yesterday on murder charges.
Robert Swann, 51, was arraigned in Queens Supreme Court.  On September 4th he allegedly picked up a knife and stabbed Ezra Black, 31, from Brooklyn in the stomach and calmly walked away.
PEP officers caught him in Flushing Meadows - Corona Park a short time later heading towards exit  of the park.
Swann was ordered held without bail.
Metro: NYPD Crime Scene investigate the scene where a man was stabbed and killed inside Al Oerter Recreation Center located at 131-40 Fowler Avenue in Flushing, Queens on Tuesday, September 4, 2012. (Anthony DelMundo/for New York Daily News)
Police investigators at the scene where a welfare worker employed by the Parks Department allegedly stabbed a co-worker to death yesterday outside the Al Oerter recreation center. (Photo: Anthony Delmundo For New York Daily News  

Alert PEP officers tracked down the suspect in Flushing Meadows Corona Park shortly after.  After the incident concerns were once again raised over the lack of background checks, especially for people with violent criminal histories for parks workers enrolled in the welfare-to-work program.   

Park employees at the scene allegedly did not call 911 to say a suspect was loose or give a description of the assailant.
Read More:
New York Post - December 14, 2012 - By Christina Carrega 

A Walk In The Park - September 30, 2012 - By Geoffrey Croft

Editorial: Need to Screen JTPs
The Chief - September 10, 2012 - By Richard Steier  

A Walk In The Park - September 5, 2012 - By Geoffrey Croft

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