A probationary Detroit firefighter was terminated for wrapping a pink bow on a watermelon and giving it to a predominately black fire station as a gift.
It began innocently enough: Young pranksters draped toilet paper on trees and threw eggs at houses in Detroit.
Commissioner Jones has wasted no time cleaning up what consultants called a “cover-up culture” in the mismanaged fire department.
“I have a victim in the rear stairwell,” a firefighter radioed to the chief.
Less than a month after Mayor Duggan fired the head of the Detroit Fire Department, another top official is gone.
The former assistant police chief now has the authority to appoint new top brass to deliver on a pledge to clean up the beleaguered Fire Department.
Eric Jones is determined to clean up the dysfunctional culture within the top ranks of the Detroit Fire Department.
The suspect was wanted in a 2006 murder case.
On the past administration’s last day on Friday, the top brass went after a firefighter who blew the whistle on serious safety violations.
Mayor Mike Duggan showed Wednesday that he is serious about revamping an embattled fire department that has neglected its firefighters and residents for decades.