LAFD Porn Video Investigation Over: No Charges

The Los Angeles City Fire Department has completed its investigation into the use of a LAFD engine company in a porn video, and the result is that no members will be disciplined. According to Fire Chief Brian Cummings, a city charter provision imposes a two year statute of limitations on disciplinary actions against city employees. Apparently the video is roughly three years old.

 

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Unmentioned in the news clip, California has a firefighter’s bill of right law that specifies a number of procedural protections for accused firefighters. That law establishes a one year statute of limitations, but is triggered by the “discovery” of wrongdoing.

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 45 years of fire service experience and 35 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, 4th ed. 2022) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.
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