Report: FDNY EMS Lieutenant Quits After Racial Tweet Scandal
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An FDNY EMS lieutenant has resigned after being exposed for a pattern of racial Twitter messages, according to a published report.
EMS Lt. Timothy Dluhos, 34, decided to use an option to resign on April 16, and thus avoided disciplinary charges that could have led to his firing when his 30-day suspension was set to end this past Wednesday, according to a New York Post report.
The newspaper said Dlhuos, who made $93,561 in 2011, can likely now still collect a partial pension in 13 years as he has voluntarily resigned.
Last month, Dluhos tweeted about the controversial police shooting of armed teenager Kimani Gray, saying “He was a perp & died like a perp, Oh, well.”
Another message about Mayor Michael Bloomberg read: “That’s how King Jew sees it. Ban all guns & shootings will go down in NYC. But it’s the criminals w/the guns.”
Dluhos’ Twitter icon featured a picture of Adolf Hitler. He recently tweeted that a gold Nazi-era pin with a German U-boat and a swastika is “my most prized artifact.”
“We think he should be fired. Unquestionably, we think someone with these types of views, with these types of attitudes, should not be employed by the New York City Fire Department,” the Vulcan Society’s Paul Washington said last month.
Dluhos had worked at EMS Station 57 in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn.
Just a week earlier, Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano’s son, Joe, resigned from EMS after sending ugly tweets about the poor, blacks, Jews and women.
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