MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Six firefighters have been fired from their job for their alleged involvement in a distasteful display of racism and bigotry.READ MORE: Doral Police ID Officers Injured In Friday's Shooting
On Sept. 9, a noose was hung over a black colleague’s family photos and lewd images were drawn on pictures of his wife, mother and kids, according to a report from CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald.
Fire department executives interviewed more than 20 people and nearly a dozen firefighters were investigated. Sources with the newspaper said the noose was created out of twine and hung over the family photo of the black lieutenant.READ MORE: Six People Hospitalized Following Boat Explosion In Dania Beach
Five other firefighters remain under scrutiny.
In Pompano Beach earlier this year, three firefighter recruits resigned and another was fired after a similar stunt on the last day of firefighting school.MORE NEWS: Florida Is Ditching Palm Trees To Fight Climate Crisis
The city of Miami will hold a press conference Friday morning to discuss the firings.