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Four fired Florida firefighters now criminally charged in racist & lewd prank

City of Miami lieutenant's family photos defaced & noose left on pictures in 2017 incident

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Lt Robert Webster speaks about charges

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The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office has filed charges against four former Miami firefighters accused of a racist and lewd prank on a black colleague, CBS Miami reports. The charges include tampering with a witness, petty theft and criminal mischief.

Lt. Robert Webster discovered a hangman’s noose during his shift in Fire Station 12 in September 2017, the day Hurricane Irma hit. There were also sexual images drawn on his family photos.

The Miami Herald reports that former fighters Harold Santana, Kevin Meizoso, Justin Rumbaugh and Alejandro Sese are charged with criminal mischief for their roles in defacing Webster’s family photos. Sese is also charged with tampering for trying to cover up the incident.

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Six firefighters were fired in the 2017 incident. Bryson and Rivera were not criminally charged.

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