DC firefighter investigated for Facebook post threatening police

WASHINGTON — A D.C. firefighter has been placed on administrative duty after writing Facebook posts reportedly calling for violence against police in response to the shooting of a black man in Louisiana.

A D.C. Fire and EMS Department spokesman confirmed to WTOP that Norman Brooks, who has been with the department since 2007, is on administrative duty pending the result of internal and police investigations.

FOX 5 reports that Brooks made several posts on his Facebook page that have since been deleted.

Part of a post Brooks wrote read: “Those pigs in Baton Rouge deserve nothing short of a bullet in their heads.”

Here’s the entire statement from D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Vito Maggiolo:

“The matter involving Mr. Norman Brooks was brought to the attention of the D.C. Fire and EMS Department this afternoon by law enforcement officials investigating this matter. Immediately upon learning of the allegation, Brooks was placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the law enforcement investigation, as well as an internal review by the D.C. Fire and EMS Department. Brooks has been with the department since 2007.”

Michelle Basch

Michelle Basch is a reporter turned morning anchor at WTOP News.

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