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Friday, May 30, 2014

Two San Francisco Fire Department Chiefs Suspended Amid Ongoing Criminal Corruption Investigation

Two SF assistant chief's suspended over DUI fire truck crash

The department's reasons for suspending the two assistant chiefs were not immediately known but evidence of ongoing corruption investigation in the San Francisco Fire Department.

Update: In addition to the DUI case against the firefighter, now another criminal investigation other firefighters, who may have tried to cover for him.(ABC)
SFFD Aerial Truck Involved In Accident
Credit: abc7news.
SAN FRANCISCO - Two top San Francisco Fire Department officials have been suspended for their handling of an incident last year in which an allegedly drunken firefighter struck a motorcyclist and left the scene before being tested for intoxication, sources said Wednesday.

The two assistant chiefs on duty the night of the crash June 29, Art Kenney, 78, and David Franklin, 48, were notified by letter this week that they were suspended for 10 and eight days, respectively, said sources with knowledge of the matter.

Department spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge had no comment on Kenney's and Franklin's status.

The department's reasons for suspending the two assistant chiefs were not immediately known. Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White has said "better decisions" could have been made the night of the crash, but has not been more specific.

The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because the suspensions are a confidential personnel matter. 

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