LAPD spokesperson Cheryl Getuiza said the unidentified firefighter is on paid administrative leave and “will face the consequences of any inappropriate acts,” but offered no other details.
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Los AngelesAfter he is accused of dropping his pants, a firefighter has been placed under arrest. wiping his “buttocks” with a written order calling for his compliance with the city’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, the Los Angeles Times reported.

It Los Angeles Fire Department is “aware of an incident where a member responded inappropriately to a hand-delivered letter to comply” with the mandate, LAPD spokesperson Cheryl Getuiza told the Times Wednesday. It allegedly took place on Nov. 18.

“The department is aware of the seriousness of the allegations and took immediate action upon learning of this incident,” she said.

Getuiza said the unidentified firefighter is on paid administrative leave and “will face the consequences of any inappropriate acts,” but offered no other details.

According to the Stentorians of Los Angeles City (an organization of African American firefighters), the alleged incident was detailed in a written statement that was sent to the Board of Fire Commissioners. The statement included a photo of a man holding what appeared to be a “discolored” document, the Times reported.

“The LA City Stentorians are sickened and disgusted by this horrific display of unprofessionalism,” the statement read. “To date, we have not heard from anyone from the LAFD administration condemning this act of blatant disrespect and harassment.”

The group called for “immediate action to deter any city employee from feeling entitled and … empowered to behave in such an embarrassing and threatening manner.”

The organization described the incident as a “terminable” offense.

The Stentorians claim that the incident occurred in front of a LAFD chief officer and captain. The incident reportedly occurred at Fire Station 69, Pacific Palisades.

Los Angeles City workers must all be immunized against COVID-19 in order to prevent the disease from spreading to their coworkers.

“No matter how our members react, all city employees must abide by the city ordinance — either file for an exemption, get vaccinated, or face termination,” Getuiza said.

On Twitter, critics were already voicing concern over the stunt.

Source: HuffPost.com.

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