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Hate Crime Arrest of City Social Services Worker Voided After Police Say She Was Misidentified as Suspect

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    A New York City Department of Social Services worker who had been charged with assault as a hate crime after law enforcement sources said she allegedly grabbed a woman by the hair at a Manhattan subway station, threw her into a pole and made racial remarks has been cleared of wrongdoing, and police say her arrest stemmed from a witness misidentifying her at the scene. 

    The arrest of the 43-year-old woman in connection with the attack inside the 145th Street A-C-B-D station around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday has been voided, the NYPD said Thursday afternoon.

    The reversal came about 12 hours after the NYPD announced her arrest on hate crime charges. 

    It's not clear how police realized her arrest was based on misinformation, nor is it known if they have another suspect in the case.