Oct. 22–Town officials are canning a Brookline firefighter charged with beating a man at a taco takeout shop and another accused of drunken driving.
“Terminating career employees is one of the most difficult actions a selectman can take, but in these cases the actions of the employees were egregious, violating the rules and regulations of the fire department and damaging the reputation and credibility of the fire department and the town,” town officials said in a statement.
The decision drew a swift rebuke from the firefighters' union, which vowed to fight it.
“These firefighters were fired without even an attempt at investigating the true circumstances of the incidents. Their terminations were without just cause or due process, and will be appealed,” said
Ward, 37, of
Joseph is facing drunken driving and hit-and-run charges from an