Acting Fire Chief Lance Edwards was joined by Mayor Joe Ganim and Acting Police Chief Rebeca Garcia to announce a high-ranking department official has been placed on administrative leave following complaint of an alleged sexual assault. See video above.
News release from Fire Department:
At 0815hrs a female party arrived at the Bridgeport Fire Department Engine 6 on Central Avenue to report an incident involving her daughter and a member of the Bridgeport Fire Department. Immediately the senior officer from the fire house notified the Bridgeport Emergency Communications Center to report this alleged incident and to have the Bridgeport Police Department dispatched immediately to their location.
At this time the Bridgeport Police are actively investigating a high-ranking member of the Bridgeport Fire Department for potential involvement or actions in allegations being made involving the sexual assault of a female party. The entire matter is currently under active investigation.
Acting Fire Chief Edwards has immediately placed this high-ranking member of the Fire Department on administrative leave based on the allegations while this criminal investigation is being conducted.
As confirmations and information become available, updates will be provided.