Friday, February 02, 2018
Kansas City, Kansas Fire Department Investigates Allegations Of Harassment Against Ousted Mayor Holland
Friday follow-up to a story of civic conflict wherein supporters of former Mayor Holland argued against alleged bullying using taxpayer resources and firefighter proponents claimed the charge was nothing more than sour grapes in the aftermath of an election defeat.
TKC readers who denied the incident should check this confirmation from the KCKFD as SOME 1st responders now face discipline for being "bad winners" of an political contest.
Update and statement reported from the KCKFD:
"The Kansas City Kansas Fire Department has conducted an internal investigation of alleged events in former Mayor Mark Holland’s neighborhood. Investigations included speaking with neighbors; face to face and by phone. This neighborhood canvass was done by Interim Fire Chief Kevin R. Shirley and the Department’s Fire Marshal. One neighbor did confirm that they heard a sound that they thought could have been a siren that morning.
"Facts regarding this investigation concluded that the Fire Department did respond to a medical call in a nearby neighborhood that morning. It was confirmed that on the return trip to the station that a siren was set off for a period of 1 to 3 seconds in the area near former Mayor Holland’s house.
"Those firefighters that were involved will be dealt with as necessary to ensure that activation of sirens and lights will only be done in compliance with current policies."
You decide . . .