Syracuse, N.Y. - The City's Parks Commissioner, and former stand-out SU Guard, is being placed on administrative leave.
The suspension of Lazarus Sims comes after the City Auditor found serious financial discrepancies within the parks department. Mayor Walsh announced to staff at City Hall that Sims was being placed on leave. Deputy Mayor Sharon Owens will take over interim management of the parks department.
The audit has been turned over to the Onondaga DA's Office where they will investigate if anything criminal took place.
(Pictured above at center is Commissioner Lazarus Sims at his swearing in ceremony from 2015. Photo Provided by the City of Syracuse.)