NEW YORK — A Long Island town is investigating the circumstances behind one of its firetrucks displaying a Confederate flag.
According to the Brookhaven Fire Department, a photo circulating on social media of a Confederate flag hanging on the side of its fire engine is legitimate.
“The unauthorized action was done without the knowledge of our leadership team and is condemned in the strongest of terms,” Chief of Department Peter Di Pinto Jr. told WNBC-TV. “We can assure our community that ‘Racism has no home in our Firehouse.’”
Di Pinto said the officer who hung the flag acted alone without permission. Both the Fire Department and the town board are investigating.