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ISP launches investigation into SBFD, hidden camera found

(Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC)

The Indiana State Police are formally investigating the South Bend Fire Department and the allegations of a hidden camera installed in the women’s locker room.

St. Joseph County Prosecutor Ken Cotter called in the Indiana State Police after the camera was discovered on June 1 inside the fire department’s head quarters.

South Bend Fire Chief Carol Buchanon sent an email confirming the investigation while noting that the well-being and safety of their personnel is the top priority, first and foremost.

In April, twelve women that worked for the South Bend Fire Department came forward in a letter sent to the mayors office, with allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination, verbal abuse, and a physical assault against a captain.

The captain received one day of unpaid time off that was broken down into three, 8-hour work days. Which is the equivalent punishment a firefighter receives for being absent without leave, 24-hours of unpaid time off.

We will continue to provide updates as they develop. This story was originally posted by ABC-57 News and can be found here.

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1 comment

Mark Nesbitt June 10, 2021 at 7:34 pm

What a sick MF


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