Postal worker accused of hate crime in Bed-Stuy

Police have arrested a Brooklyn postal worker on hate crime charges for an altercation with a pair of Muslim women at a Bed-Stuy grocery store.  The women, two sisters, accuse Dainton Coley of harassing

News 12 Staff

Nov 25, 2015, 8:38 AM

Updated 3,062 days ago

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Postal worker accused of hate crime in Bed-Stuy
Police have arrested a Brooklyn postal worker on hate crime charges for an altercation with a pair of Muslim women at a Bed-Stuy grocery store. 
The women, two sisters, accuse Dainton Coley of harassing and spitting on them. They were wearing traditional headscarves at the time.
The women accuse Coley, 34, of elbowing one of them and spitting in her face as she waited out on the street. Witnesses say he shouted derogatory statements, and the women walked away into the nearby NBA Deli Grocery store.
Coley allegedly followed and made threats -- even yelling at a baby.
Inside, the store's surveillance cameras recorded the altercation, although there's no sound.
Coley was charged with aggravated harassment, menacing as a hate crime and child endangerment, according to police.


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