The Charlotte Fireplace Division says they’re trying into the incident and that skilled accountability is a precedence.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Fireplace Division is investigating after a battalion chief was charged with driving whereas intoxicated.
In a information launch Sunday afternoon, CFD says they have been conscious of the incident involving Michael Gerin. The division says the incident is underneath investigation and is being thought-about as a personnel matter.
A press release from hearth chief Reginald Johnson learn “Firefighters with the Charlotte Fireplace Division are anticipated to conduct themselves to the best skilled requirements on and off obligation and might be held accountable once they fail to take action. At no time will this division tolerate conduct that violates the legislation or our neighborhood’s belief.”
WCNC Charlotte responded to the information launch with a request for extra data on Gerin’s duties and doable actions he could face. CFD responded that Gerin has been positioned on administrative obligation. Additionally they famous he’s a Aid Battalion Chief, so he at present does not have a everlasting battalion.
A public data officer for the division declined to stipulate any doable administrative actions Gerin may face, saying motion might be taken as soon as the investigation is full.
Be aware: WCNC instituted a brand new coverage in March 2021 relating to the published or posting of mugshots.
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