Houston Fire Fighters Association Demands Action

It’s been months since two Houston female firefighters, Jane Draycott and Paula Keyes,  reported that they found racist and sexist graffiti on their lockers at fire station #54.

Despite an internal affairs investigation by the Houston Police Department and a probe by the FBI,  no one  has been charged with a crime or officially named a suspect.

Today,  the Houston  Professional Fire Fighters Association is asking Mayor Annise Parker and acting Fire Chief Rick Flanagan to “acknowledge the firefighters exonerated in the city’s nine month investigation of the alleged graffiti incident and other issues at Fire Station #54.”

According to the group, 39 firefighters were polygraphed, gave sworn statements or handwriting samples.

In a news release sent to 2 On The Beat, President Jeff  Caynon states “the  Mayor rightly said recently that Houston firefighters are unjustly under a cloud…….the city now has the opportunity to lift that cloud.”

Stay tuned – I’ll try to get reaction from Mayor Parker and Acting Chief  Flanagan later today.

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