Houston investigates fire truck allegations

August 13, 2009 5:17:59 AM PDT
An investigation is under way into allegations that a Houston Fire Department engine truck was recently taken out of service while four firefighters went to their union hall to sign affidavits distancing themselves from a City Councilwoman. Councilwoman Jolanda Jones released a letter last week with the names of nearly 70 firefighters who said they supported her efforts to call attention to discrimination problems at the fire department.

Four firefighters later signed statements saying they never authorized their names to be used on the letter and asked for an investigation.

The Houston Chronicle reports it obtained documents indicating the fire engine was taken out of service on August 3 for a "training." The four firefighters could not immediately be reached for comment.

      QUICK HEADLINES | MORE LOCAL | GET NEWS ALERTS
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ABC13 SOCIAL NETWORKING
Find us on Facebook® | Follow us on Twitter | More social networking
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MORE FROM ABC13
ABC13 widget | Most popular stories | Street-level weather
ABC13 wireless | Slideshow archive | Help solve crimes
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Load Comments