An African-American fire marshal is in trouble after using the “n-word” to refer to another group of people in an email to a colleague. They’re trying to decide whether or not he was just using it as part of street slang, or if he used it maliciously.
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A fire division chief used a racial slur in a staff meeting, an email complaint alleges.
While discussing plans about Jacksonville’s Welcome to Rockville concert festival, Fire Marshal Kevin Jones used the N-word to refer to concert attendees, saying “if those [expletive] try to put more than that in the park, they will have to deal with me,” according to a written complaint.
News4Jax obtained an email from the city that detailed the complaint against Jones by a fellow firefighter.
“This was very offensive to me as a black man because of all the racial issues going on within the JFRD,” wrote engineer Stephen A.