Washington Heights fire chief faces backlash for alleged racist comments made on Facebook

A fire chief in Washington Heights is under scrutiny for racist remarks he allegedly made on Facebook.

News 12 Staff

Jun 2, 2020, 7:40 PM

Updated 1,452 days ago

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A fire chief in Washington Heights is under scrutiny for racist remarks he allegedly made on Facebook.
Outraged viewers shared screen grabs of those comments with News 12 where Washington Heights Fire Department Chief Chuck Healy allegedly refers to protesters as "pavement apes."
Town Supervisor Frank DenDanto condemned the remarks and said he will demand disciplinary action be taken.
"He does not represent the town of Wallkill. He has no impact on the town. The town's position and policies are that justice and equality are the most important items," said DenDanto.
When News 12 reached out for comment, Healy responded saying he has "colored grandchildren" and that the "media is the problem."
 


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