A social media post could cost a Philadelphia paramedic his job.
An investigation is officially under way into an Instagram post allegedly made by the paramedic. It features a photo of two men pointing guns at a police officer with the quote, “Our real enemy, need to stop pointing guns at each other and at the one that’s legally killing innocents.”
Mayor Michael Nutter immediately condemned the action and the photo was quickly removed.
“I think it’s just completely inappropriate. The fire commissioner will deal with this particular issue. There is an investigation, but I felt it necessary to express my personal sentiments,” he said. “And as the city administration for that kind of action or behavior, it’s just inappropriate.”
The fire and police departments both have social media policies but details were not disclosed. “If any action is to be taken, it will be by the fire commissioner,” Nutter said.
Saying it disagreed with the post, the city firefighters union issued a statement: “We stand shoulder to shoulder with our brothers and sisters in blue.”