Podcast 20: Prince George’s County Fireground Altercation Case

In this episode, Curt discusses the recent acquittal of two Prince George’s County volunteer firefighters with Attorney Brian Bregman. Brian represented one of the firefighters accused of assaulting two female career firefighters at the scene of a structure fire in 2015.

The incident raises a number of interesting legal issues, some of which are addressed here, and some of which will be addressed in an upcoming podcast. This podcast is a long one – close to an hour. My apologies for the audio quality at the beginning – but it improves after the first minute.

Here is a press release about the case: Press-Release.Final_.051317

Here is my earlier coverage.

Here is Dave Statter’s coverage.

 

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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