Miami officials outraged over noose found at fire station

MIAMI (AP) — Miami officials are apologizing to a fire rescue lieutenant who found a noose draped over a family photo ruined by lewd drawings in an incident that led to the firing of six colleagues.

The Miami Department of Fire-Rescue chief Joseph Zahralban said Friday he feels “disgusted” and “embarrassed” for what happened and vowed to continue investigating.

Authorities don’t know who created the noose, and have only accused the six firefighters of helping or drawing penises on family photos of a black lieutenant at his fire station office. One was a captain and another one a lieutenant.

Lt. Robert Webster told Miami station WPLG he felt betrayed by his colleagues who left the noose and vandalized his photos on Sept. 9, as he and others worked ahead of Hurricane Irma.

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