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8 Cleveland Firefighters Disciplined For Urinating On Photo Of Former Chief


UPDATED: Friday February 7, 2014 10:05 AM

Officials say eight Cleveland city firefighters have been demoted or suspended for taking part in a prank that involved urinating on the photo of a former division chief.

The Northeast Ohio Media Group reports that the conduct of the firefighters "brought dishonor to the ranks of fire officers," according to city safety director Martin Flask.

An investigation showed that the official photograph of a former chief was stolen from the Fire Training Academy in August and placed in urinals at two bars during a celebration held in honor of newly-minted firefighters.

A summary of the investigation said "numerous members of the public and family members of the graduates, including children, were exposed to this despicable and reprehensible act."

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