Akron firefighter on leave after spraying activist with fire hose

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AKRON — An Akron firefighter who used a fire hose to spray an activist who was filming him as he cleaned a sidewalk after a stabbing has been put on administrative leave while the matter is investigated, fire officials said.

It’s not clear why the firefighter sprayed the activist, who apparently wasn’t injured in Saturday’s incident. Their names have not been released.

City Fire Chief Clarence Tucker told City Council members Monday that he was “truly appalled” after seeing the video, the Akron Beacon Journal reported.

“I am embarrassed, and I will take care of the situation once we complete our investigation,” Tucker said.


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