Firefighter Legal Issues: Report: D.C. Fire Instructors Acted Inappropriately

A new report concluded that D.C. fire department academy instructors displayed "potentially inappropriate" behavior but did not sexually harass female cadets in alleged incidents during training. One of the instructors was suspended for nearly three weeks without pay, according to a report from the Washington Post ( Criminal charges were not filed in the incidents, which four cadets said made them feel uncomfortable. In one instance, a cadet said an instructor chest-bumped her before she slid down the fire pole and touched her on her leg, close to her buttocks. Another cadet said an instructor stroked her hair and neck. The instructors were removed from ...

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