Discipline Meted Out in Cleveland Urinal Case

I am not sure how we missed this infamous YCMTSU headline last month but discipline was finally meted out in the Cleveland urinal case from last summer.

The incident occurred on August 16, 2013, two days after Cleveland Fire Chief Daryl McGinnis announced his retirement.  A captain at the training academy took the Chief’s photo from the training academy, brought it to a bar where firefighter recruits were celebrating their graduation, and placed in a urinal. A cellphone photo of the chief’s photo was then forwarded to the chief.

Here is a copy of the official report into the incident. Cleveland Report

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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