Friday, March 09, 2018
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! CITY HALL TOUTS DIVERSITY TRAINING AMID PRESSURE TO DISMISS KANSAS CITY FIREFIGHTER IF HE'S FOUND GUILTY OF SPITTING ON YOUNGSTER AND USING RACIAL SLUR AT HOOTERS!!!
First, let's focus on official word in the aftermath of breastaurant ruckus that has shaped our metro discourse this week . . .
Chris Hernandez, director of communications for Kansas City, released a statement to confirm Skeen is indeed a firefighter and paramedic for Kansas City, Mo.
Hernandez released the following statement:
"We can confirm that Jeremy Skeen has worked in the Kansas City, Missouri Fire Department since 2002, minus one year where he resigned in 2010 for personal reasons. He currently has the title of firefighter/paramedic.
"While we cannot comment on individual personnel or discipline issues, the City of Kansas City strongly values diversity and expects all employees to treat others with respect. As we build a workplace where everyone is valued, the city provides diversity and harassment training every 2-3 years.
"The most recent round of training started in November 2017, and 84% of Fire Department employees have currently completed the training course.
"This training is required of all full-time, part-time, seasonal and contract employees. New employees go through this same training course as part of their orientation."
Now here's where it gets interesting . . .
TKC EXCLUSIVE: KANSAS CITY INSIDER GOSSIP REPORTS THAT THE KCFD WORKER IN QUESTION DOESN'T EXACTLY HAVE A LOT OF PULL INSIDE THE DEPT. AND IT'S UNCERTAIN HOW MUCH SUPPORT HE'LL GET!!!
Of course we expect some fiery pressers and statements from colleagues but we'll have to wait and see if anybody is REALLY willing to stick their neck out for this guy as activists, politicos and national media demand "justice" before Overland Park courts have reached a verdict.
Developing . . .