BOSSIP recently learned of some pretty sickening behavior going on in several New York morgues. Photographic evidence has revealed some city morgue workers haven’t all been taking their jobs seriously — instead workers spent time goofing off, posing with dead body parts for candid shots. Pop the hood for the disgusting details.
“It was stupid,” Kaihl Brassfield, 35, told The Post. “It was just the culture there. Everyone was doing it.”
The creepy pictures, some undated and others from 2004, show Brassfield and unidentified co-workers hamming it up. “It was foolish,” he conceded. “Now I’m older. It stopped.”
Brassfield, a $35,000-a- year technician at the Brooklyn morgue of the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, had been out of work on disability, but was suspended without pay after inquiries by The Post.
He says that for several years, everyone working in the Staten Island and Brooklyn morgues, from cops to coroners, participated in the gory games.
But in recent years, after the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner took over from the Health and Hospitals Corp., staff got more professional, Brassfield said.
“We are looking into the allegations,” said Office of the Chief Medical Examiner spokeswoman Ellen Borakove. “This is the antithesis of the mission of our agency to always treat families and decedents with the utmost respect and sensitivity.”
The probe by the office’s inspector-general began after the queries were made about the photos, and the city’s Department of Investigation has begun interviewing ME employees.
Brassfield said the photos were stolen in November. He said he received calls blackmailing him in December, but refused to pay.
SMH — we’d imagine that you have to have a pretty sick sense of humor to even tolerate working in the morgue, but playing with dead body parts is about as low as you can go. Actually — we take that back. This is just sick.