Received Friday, September 14, 2007
Date of incident: July 13, 2007, shortly after 12:30 PM.
Attached is a picture of a nanny with a baby and a child of about 3 yrs. I saw this woman hit the 3yr. old in the park when she was feeding him in the stroller. Apparently he dropped some food or the like and got hit for it. The boy cried without her consoling him. She seemed to be very uncaring towards this child to the point of disliking him. He has dark hair and is in a tank top in the photo. I saw this before I took a trip out of state and thought of reporting it after I got back. I forgot and yesterday I remembered the little boy and I put it off again. When I went to the park today (this time it was Riverside at 110th street) I saw the same little boy with the nanny and the baby and I knew it was a sign that I had to do something. On both occasions I observed this nanny sitting on a park bench without paying attention to the boy who walked and played through out the park with minimal or no supervision from the nanny. She sat at the bench talking with another nanny while holding the baby. The boy would wander towards her and she always seemed annoyed with him. I have two little boys and this just breaks my heart the way this woman treats this boy. If she hits him in public God knows what she does to him when no one is around.
I should have called the police. I'm hoping that even if it is several months after the fact, that its not too late. I would not like my name on the posting yet if you get contacted by the parents you have my permission to give them my email. I took several photos of the child on that day playing in the sand box. The nanny looks African American but may be is Jamaican. Not sure. The baby has to be the boys sibling because they look a lot alike.