Some Briarcliffe Firefighters Suspended After They Were Caught Making Racist Remarks and Mocking Death of Eight-Year-Old Fanta Bility on Video Call

Some members of the Briarcliffe Fire Company have been placed on administrative suspension after a recent video call captured racist dialogue.

The decision was made during a meeting at the Briarcliffe Fire Company on Thursday night.

“The Board voted to place certain members on administrative suspension pending the results of the Township’s investigation. This is without prejudice to take further action at the conclusion of the Township’s investigation. The names of the members under administrative suspension will not be released at this time because this is an internal personnel matter,” officials told Action News on Friday.

Officials are still investigating, but the Briarcliffe Fire Company Station 75 was temporarily shut down after the audio surfaced.

The original video call was to discuss the consolidation of services between the Briarcliffe, Goodwill, and Darby Township fire companies.

When county and state officials got off the call, members of the Briarcliffe Fire Company allegedly stayed on and engaged in a discussion that included racial slurs and disparaging remarks about African Americans in the area.

“A bunch of f—ing n— down there,” one man can be heard saying while discussing the all-Black Darby Township Fire Company. There were also comments about Darby’s chief.

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SOURCE: 6abc