NYLON – The City of Rochester has issued a five-day suspension without pay for the Deputy Director of Emergency Communications.
According to a press release from Lovely Warren, mayor of the City of Rochester, after conducting an internal investigation into allegations that the Deputy Director posted inappropriate comments on a social media page, the Emergency Communications Department determined he did in fact make the post.
“The City of Rochester Emergency Communications Department is a well-respected and inclusive organization,” added Mayor Warren. “Department employees are trained to be professional at all times and to respect the diversity of their fellow workers and all of the residents they protect and serve at the 9-1-1 Call Center.”
Although the post was made on his personal account and outside of his work hours, the Department determined that, as Deputy Director, he would be held accountable for his professional and personal actions at a higher level than other “rank and file” employees. Additionally, the Deputy Director will be required to take diversity and inclusion training prior to returning to work.
Mayor Lovely Warren added that “Since this matter is of a personnel nature, no further comment or statement will be issued.”
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