The FDNY’s high uniformed member was faraway from his put up Thursday amid a probe into his alleged mistreatment of the division’s highest-ranking girl, the FDNY and sources stated.
Chief of Division James Leonard was sidelined Thursday following a gathering with high FDNY brass on the division’s Brooklyn headquarters, sources stated.
“Whereas a overview is performed by the town’s Legislation Division regarding allegations of inappropriate conduct, Chief James Leonard has been relieved of his duties as Chief of Division efficient right now and positioned on modified task,” the FDNY stated in an announcement.
The assertion didn’t specify the character of the costs in opposition to Leonard, however sources stated that First Deputy Commissioner Laura Kavanagh had complained to Commissioner Daniel Nigro that Leonard had used insulting language in opposition to her.
It wasn’t instantly clear when the feedback allegedly have been made, or when Kavanagh, the highest-ranking girl within the division, got here ahead to Nigro.
Chief of Operations John Sudnik will assume Leonard’s obligations in the meanwhile.
The chief of division is the FDNY’s highest-ranking uniformed member beneath Nigro.
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