The state court system leveled formal misconduct charges on Monday against Sgt. Terri Pinto Napolitano, the state court officer in Brooklyn Criminal Court who over the weekend put up a Facebook post that apparently depicted the lynching of a black man resembling former President Barack Obama.

Napolitano, who on Saturday was suspended for 30 days by the state Unified Court System with pay, has now been suspended without pay for 30 days, system spokesman Lucian Chalfen told the Law Journal on Monday. Chalfen explained that the without-pay suspension is triggered once formal charges are brought, in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement operating between the New York State Court Officers Association—Napolitano’s union—and the state court system.

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