D.C. Inspector General: Fire Instructors May Have Acted Inappropriately, No Harassment

The District's inspector general has concluded that two D.C. fire department instructors displayed behavior that was
potentially inappropriate" but that they did not sexually harass female cadets this year at the training academy, reports The Washington Post.

One of the instructors was suspended for nearly three weeks without pay. D.C. police took a report of the incident, but criminal charges were never filed. The instructors were removed from the academy when the allegations were made earlier this year; it is unclear what position they currently hold.

The investigation was conducted by the fire department's Equal Employment Opportunity office under the orders of D.C. Inspector General Charles J. Willoughby. A spokeswoman said that no report was written, though a "letter of closure" was sent to D.C. Council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6), who chairs the public safety committee.

A spokesman for the D.C. fire department declined to comment on the findings. Ed Smith, the president of the firefighters union, said that "the academy should be a safe learning environment, and we're glad to see closure."

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