The city’s legal department attorney, who was fired after confronting Mayor Eric Adams over the child mask mandate, had tried Gotham on a string of high-profile cases before being canned, court records show.
Daniela Jampel – who was fired from her job on Monday less than an hour after she crashed a press conference by Adams to demand he “unmask our toddlers” – had slammed the city when she spoke about Friday had tweeted her legal work.
That put her firmly in the crosshairs of bosses, who immediately decided she needed to be fired, multiple sources said – after spending 16 months as an activist in her personal time criticizing the city’s pandemic school closures and mask mandates.
Jampel’s embarrassing ambush by Adams was apparently the reason they pulled the trigger.
“I’m the city attorney. I’ve represented cops who lie in court, teachers who molest children, jail guards who hit inmates,” Jampel said in her tweet on Friday, which was deleted sometime late Monday.
“It’s a job I’ve done with pride. Until this evening. Fighting for toddlers to wear masks is a shame. I’m ashamed of my office,” said the mother of three.
State court records show that Jampel has been involved in at least 29 civil lawsuits against the city since she began working for the legal department in 2016. Some of those cases that are still pending are similar to the lawsuits she mentioned in her tweet.
In January 2020, Jampel helped defend the city in a Child Victims Act case brought forward by the parents of a minor who was allegedly sexually abused by Jonathan Pol, a teacher at the Bronx’s Mott Hall Community School, as dating court records emerge.
The victim’s parents allege their child was “sexually abused and abused almost daily…” for about five months between December 2018 and May 2019, the documents said.
Pol was later arrested by the NYPD and charged with rape. Both the civil lawsuit and the criminal case are still pending, records show.
In June 2020, Jampel was embroiled in a $350 million wrongful death lawsuit against the city after an unarmed man was shot dead by NYPD officers during a routine traffic stop in 2019, court documents say.
Jampel filed three documents in the case, which was refiled in February 2021 and is still pending.
A review of records found no public instances of prison guards allegedly caning inmates, but Jampel defended the city in a lawsuit filed by a man who was allegedly shot dead by an off-duty correctional officer in Brooklyn sometime in 2014, records show.
A spokesman for the legal department — asked by The Post on Tuesday whether Jampel’s comments on Twitter could affect a pending lawsuit — replied: “As attorneys for the city, we take our professional and ethical responsibilities seriously.
“We are fully investigating this matter.”
Jampel has hardly spoken publicly since her resignation. She sent a brief statement to the Post late Monday, saying she had obtained a lawyer and would not “sue in the press.”
https://nypost.com/2022/04/05/city-attorney-daniela-jampel-fired-after-confronting-adams-repped-nyc-in-high-profile-cases/ City prosecutor Daniela Jampel, who was fired after confronting Adams, has represented NYC on high-profile cases