Texarkana Firefighter Recieves Punishment After Questionable Social Media Post

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The Texarkana Texas Fire Fighter that was placed on administrative leave after a Facebook post brought a huge public response has accepted the punishment of a 90-day suspension without pay, he has agreed to five years without supervisory responsibilities and will complete 12 sessions of counseling focused on anger and bias issues before returning to work.

The employee in question shared a post regarding “thugs” rioting and was interpreted by many as racial in nature…

Alleged “racially charged” comment:

On June 11, The City of Texarkana Texas issued this release:

TEXARKANA, TX- On Monday, June 1, 2020 it was brought to the attention of
The City of Texarkana, Texas that an employee of the Texarkana Texas Fire
Department made racially charged statements on their personal Facebook
account. Once made aware, this matter was expediently dealt with according to
the city’s personnel policy regarding prohibited activities and use of social media.
After an investigation, due process under civil service law was provided to the
employee. The employee has accepted a 90-day suspension without pay, agreed
to five years without supervisory responsibilities, and will complete 12 sessions of
counseling focused on anger and bias issues before returning to work.

 

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