Miami Beach Investigator Rejects Fire Recruit's Claims of Tea-Bagging, Racial Discrimination

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Two months ago, New Times broke news of Miami Beach Fire Department recruit Brian Gentles's allegations that fellow firemen had sexually and racially harassed him. He accused another recruit of tea-bagging him and superiors of covering up the abuse.

But a report released yesterday by an outside investigator hired by the City of Miami Beach shot down Gentles's claims. "So many people categorically denied the accusations made against them and others so as to call to question whether there was any factual basis for the charges," wrote investigator Steven Schwarzberg.

Gentles is now questioning the report's impartiality.

See also:
- Miami Beach Fire Dept. Recruit Claims He Was Tea-Bagged, Racially Abused, And Fired For Complaining
- Brian Gentles, Tea-Bagged Miami Beach Fire Recruit, Says He Is Going On Hunger Strike

Gentles could not be reached for comment late last night, but he told the Miami Herald that Schwarzberg shouldn't be considered independent because he was paid by the city.

Fire Chief Javier Otero, meanwhile, told the newspaper that he was "just glad the report is finally out" and that "hopefully it speaks for itself."

Under the conditions of a $100,000 settlement Gentles signed this fall, he is scheduled to return to work as a fire inspector for just 19-months beginning in January.

Gentles is not the first to complain of racism within the department. Back in 1991, the Department of Justice determined the City had discriminated against black and Hispanic job applicants.

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BYE-BYE
BYE-BYE

In a few months this black homosexual will be gone for good....Guess what Mr.Gentles their is nothing you can do...You should thank the attonery that represented you..If you haven't figured it out he wasn't playing for you lol..Dumb black idoit I can tell you are a monkey..Only a monkey would sign something like what you signed...unless they are unable to read.And the comissioners are cool with this..so much for them protecting the constitution lmao.I love Miami Beach..Please continue to take a shit on this black idoit.Anyway the count down has begun ..tick...tock...u will be fired shortly and go back to sucking cock, you  black faggot

the_answer
the_answer

The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses.

Longislandeng7
Longislandeng7

What a bunch of racist assholes!!!Seems like a normal day at the Miami Beach fire department. Whoever that city manager is gonna be ..he better be a headhunter because that city needs a serious clean up.

Smoke
Smoke

by the way, Chief Otero, you should get a hold of your crew and advise them that spewing racist and homophobic internal rants on social media and on line publications is not very wise....but if they do, please tell them to run a spelling and gramatical check first. You guys sound like a bunch of uneducated A-holes!

Frou-frou
Frou-frou

@Smoke and u should get a hold of your gynecologist...because everything you do stinks

Smoke
Smoke

Wow....the above posts seem "right up the alley" of the homosexually repressed, racist members of the Miami Beach Fire Dept. It's ironic, too, as the person who would most love to be tea-gabbed gang style by his mates is the head of their union, Adonis "blowjob lips" Garcia, the gayest and most closeted of the bunch!

what_a_clown
what_a_clown

I TOLD YOU IT DID NOT HAPPEN..YOU DIRTY NIGGER GO JUMP OFF A BRIDGE

what_a_clown
what_a_clown

hahaaahaha nice try idiot!!!! you should go back to being a black gay butt pirate..everyone knows that is what you are good at. Everyone knows you are a gay liar that is going to die of hiv one day .."the department of justice should of been contacted" SHUT UP!!!. They have better things to investigate ..like people telling the truth. No one likes a lying black gay butt pirate. Good Job Miami Beach fire rescue way to show this race card using idoit the front door. I am glad cities are finally taking a stance against people like him that go around using the discrimination card when they can't cut it.. I.E. THE RACE CARD IF HE IS BLACK AND THE GIRL CARD IF SHE IS A WOMAN. I am white i don't have a card to pull and a city to extort with false accusations. You know what card i pull its called "MAN UP!!!" and be accountable for your actions instead of pointing the finger at others!!!!Jesus did it you should learn a thing or two from him. Miami beach treats their firemen really good.This idoit was battling sexuality issues with his sexaul identity and sexual oreintation and could not cut it as a firefighter..Just like that other stupid woman that is suing the department, She was a horrible firefighter also and pulled the " I am a women and a male fireman grabbed my butt card".Good job Miami Beach clean these idoits out of your department one by one.Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/12/10/3136331/report-no-proof-of-fire-recruits.html#storylink=misearch#storylink=cpy

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