Firefighters want jobs back after slur controversy

The civil service hearing, which is taking place behind closed doors, is expected to last two days

January 10, 2011 12:42:15 PM PST
Three Houston firefighters who were indefinitely suspended after a racial slur appeared on a medical report are trying to get their jobs back. The civil service hearing, which is taking place behind closed doors, is expected to last two days. Eyewitness News has learned it could take a month, if not longer, to come to a decision.

Indefinite suspensions were issued to firefighters Spencer Allred, Ryan Smith and Randal Ricks.

Back in September, Houston Mayor Annise Parker said, "If the firefighter who did this would stand up and acknowledge his actions, we wouldn't be punishing two innocent firefighters. But we have to take a stand."