Wednesday, February 27, 2019
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! ADVOCATES INFURIATED OVER ALLEGATIONS OF ROPE 'SYMBOLIC NOOSE' PLACED AROUND CADET'S NECK AT KCFD ACADEMY!!!
Here's a look at a controversial situation involving Kansas City Fire Department new recruits according to a local advocacy group . . .
"The incident at the academy regarding a rope, symbolic of a noose, being placed around a cadet's neck. The infraction occurred during a rope drill, in front of other cadets and academy staff. . . . The academy staff addressed the issue by reviewing the EEOC and Fire Department policy on racial discrimination behavior. The young man, in which the infraction occurred, was questioned by academy staff without union representation. He was also asked if he wanted to file a grievance, and he replied, “No”.
"A third party filed an EEOC complaint which prompted the Fire Department to launch its investigation, approximately, three weeks later."
More . . .
Equality For Firefighter | Education | Community Service | Training - E.F.F.E.C.T. has been been the most outspoken about the charges . . .
They have announced March 12th & March 13th meetings along with the International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters & Ad Hoc Group Against Crime to talk more about the incident.
Their latest decision and statement after a board meeting via social media press release . . .
"Call for the immediate termination of employment of the offender. We feel the department failed to take appropriate action when they didn’t report the incident to EEOC. The fact that the infraction occurred by an probationary employee, at the entry level, is unacceptable and conduct unbecoming of an firefighter. If this young man is behaving like this in the academy, what will he do in the field."
Developing . . .