Panel recommends firing firefighters accused of vandalism

CREATED Jan 10, 2014 - UPDATED: Jan 10, 2014

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UPDATE: The five firefighters who received recommendations for termination today plan to appeal, according to a source within the Milwaukee Fire Department. 


MILWAUKEE -- A panel recommended the firing of five Milwaukee firefighters who were accused of vandalizing a firehouse, according to TODAY'S TMJ4's Cody Holyoke. The panel also recommended that an additional two get a five day suspension.

The Fire Chief will have to sign off on the decision before it is final, he reported on Twitter.

An investigation started back in October after the firefighters were allegedly upset over a command change and acted out.

Since then, three firefighters have taken early retirement and two probationary firefighters were fired.

Two other firefighters will receive five-day suspensions and do not plan to appeal that ruling.

The firefighters union has "no comment", according to Holyoke.

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