A Los Angeles firefighter is beneath investigation after he was accused of dropping his pants and wiping his “buttocks” with a written order calling for his compliance with town’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, the Los Angeles Instances reported.
The Los Angeles Hearth Division is “conscious of an incident the place a member responded inappropriately to a hand-delivered letter to conform” with the mandate, LAPD spokesperson Cheryl Getuiza instructed the Instances Wednesday. The incident allegedly occurred on Nov. 18.
“The division is conscious of the seriousness of the allegations and took instant motion upon studying of this incident,” she stated.
Getuiza stated the unidentified firefighter is on paid administrative go away and “will face the results of any inappropriate acts,” however provided no different particulars.
The alleged incident was reported in a press release despatched to the Board of Hearth Commissioners and metropolis leaders by the Stentorians of Los Angeles Metropolis, a company of African American firefighters. The assertion included a photograph of a person holding what seemed to be a “discolored” doc, the Instances reported.
“The LA Metropolis Stentorians are sickened and disgusted by this horrific show of unprofessionalism,” the assertion learn. “Thus far, now we have not heard from anybody from the LAFD administration condemning this act of blatant disrespect and harassment.”
The group referred to as for “instant motion to discourage any metropolis worker from feeling entitled and … empowered to behave in such an embarrassing and threatening method.”
The group described the incident as a “terminable” offense.
An LAFD captain and a chief officer witnessed the incident, in line with the Stentorians. It reportedly happened at Hearth Station 69 in Pacific Palisades.
All Los Angeles metropolis employees are required to be vaccinated towards COVID-19 to assist stem the unfold of the illness to co-workers and native residents.
“Regardless of how our members react, all metropolis staff should abide by town ordinance — both file for an exemption, get vaccinated, or face termination,” Getuiza stated.
Critics on Twitter had been already sounding off in regards to the stunt.