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FDNY Decides Against Investigation on Letitia James Jeering Incident

The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) clarifies that there will be no pursuit to identify department members who booed Attorney General Letitia James, addressing rumors of an internal investigation.

Incident at Promotion Ceremony

Credits: DepositPhotos – National Action Network Marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day. January 15, 2024, New York, New York, USA: New York State Attorney General Letitia James speaks during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event in Harlem on January 15, 2024 in New York City. — Photo by thenews2.com

Some FDNY members jeered and chanted “Trump! Trump! Trump!” as James took the stage during a ceremony, sparking initial reports of disciplinary action.

Official Statement on Decorum

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The FDNY emphasizes ongoing discussions about maintaining decorum to uphold the department’s values, stressing the importance of professionalism at official events.

James Advocates for No Discipline

Credits: DepositPhotos – National Action Network Marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day. January 15, 2024, New York, New York, USA: New York State Attorney General Letitia James speaks during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event in Harlem on January 15, 2024 in New York City. — Photo by thenews2.com

Meanwhile, James stated no one should be disciplined for the interruption, expressing continued respect for FDNY’s bravery.

Legal Support Offered to FDNY Members

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Furthermore, Staten Island attorney Louis Gelormino offered pro bono representation to any firefighters under investigation, criticizing the response as an overreaction.

FDNY’s Commitment to Professionalism

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FDNY reaffirms its dedication to professionalism, dismissing the idea of targeting individuals over the event and focusing on the department’s integrity.

The Importance of Event Decorum

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The department underscores the honor of being an NYC firefighter and the impact of members’ actions on the collective reputation.

Commissioner Kavanagh’s Leadership Challenges

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FDNY Commissioner Laura Kavanagh faces scrutiny over policies and her connection with the rank and file, as she has no experience as a firefighter.

AG James’ Legal Battles

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James has been involved in high-profile legal actions, including a $350 million ruling against former President Trump and a lawsuit against National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre.

Chaplain’s Invitation to AG James

Credit: DepositPhotos – Veteran’s Day Parade Held In New York City. November 11, 2023, New York, New York, USA: New York State Attorney General Letitia James attends the annual Veterans Day Parade on November 11, 2023 in New York City. — Photo by thenews2.com

FDNY’s new chaplain, Pamela Holmes, invited AG James to the ceremony, highlighting their friendship and the context of her attendance.

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