Fairfax County releases findings in harassment investigation on fire department

  • Source: WUSA 9
  • Published: 03/13/2018 12:00 AM

The results of an investigation into the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department were released Tuesday morning. The investigation began last month after Kathleen Stanley resigned from her post as women program officer. In a blistering letter to fire chief Richard Bowers, she wrote that the fire department leadership tolerated and even defended sexual harassment and retaliation. Chief Bowers had appointed Stanley to that position only a year before. She told us then that she was hopeful. That hope vanished and she said she found the term Zero Tolerance to be hollow. The issues came to the surface after the suicide of firefighter Nicole Mittendorf in 2016.


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