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Detroit EMS captain gets job back after firing over racist Facebook posts

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Jennifer Wilson, WXYZ-TV:

Six months ago we told you Detroit Fire EMS Captain Tim Goodman was suspended and then fired for racist and inappropriate Facebook posts.

Monday we learn he’ll soon be back on the job, in a position of leadership.

Not long ago a firefighter was fire for bringing a watermelon to work, so an EMS Captain who has allegedly posted more than a hundred Facebook posts like one making fun of Mexican immigrants and women, another stating the religion of Islam is hostile and will ruin businesses and families – to hear this man gets to keep his job is surprising to say the least.

In a statement Fire Commissioner Eric Jones said:

The Fire Department moved for termination, which was then subject to the labor arbitration process under the collective bargaining agreement. The arbitrator decided to reinstate this individual against the recommendation of the Department.

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