NYPD Investigating Non Arrests in FDNY Medals Day Brawl

NYPD has opened an internal affairs investigation into why no FDNY firefighters were arrested after a brawl broke out at a Bronx bar following medal’s day celebrations last week. The fight

at Billy’s Bar near Yankee Stadium last Wednesday was between members of Rescue 3 and members from Ladder Company 49 – Engine Company 68.

The Daily News is reporting that besides the police internal affairs bureau, the city’s Department of Investigations is also investigating.

More on the story.

 

UPDATE: 6/15/2018 – Eight members have been suspended for their roles in the brawl. The firefighters are reportedly from Rescue 3, Engine 68, Ladder 44 and ladder 49, and include a lieutenant and seven firefighters. More on the updated story.

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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