Westchester County implements better safety measures in response to caseworker assault

Marie Coto, 56, was attacked while in contact with clients in Peekskill. She is still hospitalized after suffering severe injuries.

News 12 Staff

Jun 7, 2024, 12:16 AM

Updated 5 days ago

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The county of Westchester will now have better safety measures for social services staff members after an assault on a caseworker last month.
Marie Coto, 56, was attacked while in contact with clients in Peekskill. She is still hospitalized after suffering severe injuries.
Haseem Jenkins, 31, was charged with attempted murder in connection to the incident. The county says the Department of Social Services will offer expanded security escorts for staff during community and home visits.


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