A Los Angeles firefighter is accused of taking a letter ordering him to comply with the city’s vaccine mandate for emergency workers and shoving it where the sun don’t shine.
The Stentorians of Los Angeles City, a non-profit supporting black firefighters, claimed the incident happened November 18 at Fire Station 69 in Pacific Palisades.
- “The LA City Stentorians are sickened and disgusted by this horrific display of unprofessionalism,” the group said in a statement. “To date, we have not heard from anyone from the [Los Angeles Fire Department] administration condemning this act of blatant disrespect and harassment.”
- “The department is aware of the seriousness of the allegations and took immediate action upon learning of this incident,” Los Angeles Fire Department spokewsoman Cheryl Getuiza told the Los Angeles Times.
- The firefighter in question is on paid leave pending an investigation.
While vaccine mandates are popular overall, critics on the right and left have vented their frustrations at what they see as an infringement of individual freedoms.