Connecticut Firefighter Suspended Over Racist Website Post

A New Haven firefighter has been suspended after a post containing a racial slur appeared on a British anti-Muslim website bearing his name and likeness, reports NBC Connecticut.

The leader of the New Haven Firebirds, a black and Hispanic firefighters’ organization, said the post contained the N-word.

The New Haven fire chief has no comment except that the corporation counsel, the city government’s attorney, is handling the matter.

Mayor Toni Harp saw the posting before it was removed and ordered the fire chief to investigate.

“My understanding is he has taken a personnel action that I’m not at liberty to discuss,” she said.

According to the Firebirds, the firefighter has been suspended for 15 days.

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Connecticut Firefighter Suspended Over Racist Website Post

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A New Haven firefighter has been suspended after a post containing a racial slur appeared on a British anti-Muslim website bearing his name and likeness, reports NBC Connecticut.

The leader of the New Haven Firebirds, a black and Hispanic firefighters’ organization, said the post contained the N-word.

The New Haven fire chief has no comment except that the corporation counsel, the city government’s attorney, is handling the matter.

Mayor Toni Harp saw the posting before it was removed and ordered the fire chief to investigate.

“My understanding is he has taken a personnel action that I’m not at liberty to discuss,” she said.

According to the Firebirds, the firefighter has been suspended for 15 days.

Read more of the story here http://bit.ly/1NLTzuY