Firefighters suspended over porn tape leaving the department


Firefighters suspended over porn tape leaving the department

AKRON

Akron officials say one firefighter has resigned and another won’t be allowed to return to work after they were suspended without pay for making a sex tape on city property.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports a city document released Friday says provisional fire Lt. Deann Eller resigned and that her partner, Lt. Arthur Dean, will remain on unpaid leave pending final discipline and is not “eligible for continued service” with the department.

An attorney for the couple, who have been in a long relationship, said neither he nor his clients could comment.

Eller and Dean worked at separate fire stations. The station where the sex tape was made hasn’t been identified.

They were suspended after fire officials received a tip that videos they had made had been posted online.

Ohio settles lawsuit with ex-inmate over strip-search claim

COLUMBUS

The state has agreed to pay a former inmate $72,500 to settle a lawsuit that claimed guards wrongfully strip-searched him at a southeast Ohio prison.

Cleveland.com reports 37-year-old Jose Irizarry of Cleveland said in his federal lawsuit that guards were acting on bad intelligence about drugs when they searched him in front of other inmates in December 2015. No drugs were found.

Irizarry says one of the guards used a racial slur and said he wanted to make an example of him. Irizarry was serving a seven-year sentence for drug trafficking.

His attorneys say strips searches done in the casual view of other inmates is considered cruel and unusual punishment.

Irizarry was moved to another prison when he complained, and a guard captain who ordered the search was disciplined.

Man faces charges in buggy crash that killed teen, hurt two

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio

Authorities say an Ohio man who struck an Amish buggy from behind, killing a teenage boy and injuring his father and younger brother, has been jailed and charged with vehicular homicide and driving under the influence.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the crash occurred Friday afternoon on State Route 3 in central Ohio’s Knox County. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says 39-year-old Earnest Bennett of Fredericktown failed to stop in time, killing 13-year-old Andy Miller and injuring 5-year-old Leroy Miller and 35-year-old Albert Miller. All three were tossed from the buggy after it was struck.

Albert Miller was taken to a Columbus hospital with serious injuries. Leroy Miller was flown to a children’s hospital in Columbus with life-threatening injuries.

It’s unclear whether Bennett has an attorney.

Tree falls on camper, killing woman, granddaughter

BATAVIA

Authorities say a large tree has fallen on a camper in southwest Ohio, killing a woman and her young granddaughter.

The Clermont County Sheriff’s Office says 46-year-old Patricia Brandenburg and her 2-year-old granddaughter were killed when the tree fell early Friday at a campground in Franklin Township.

Brandenburg’s 51-year-old husband, David, and the toddler’s twin sister weren’t injured. The Sheriff’s Office did not provide the sisters’ names.

The Sheriff’s Office says there was light rain but no reported storms in the area when the tree fell. A local fire chief says recent heavy rains may have uprooted it.

The campground is about 40 miles southeast of Cincinnati.

Associated Press

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