An incident which occurred at a water rescue on November 1st has initiated an investigation into allegations by a Chicago police officer that he was pushed to the ground by a Chicago Fire Department Captain. has an article and description of the event HERE.

The Tribune has an article HERE. Excerpts include:

The Chicago Fire Department has launched an internal investigation after a captain was accused of pushing a Chicago police officer to the ground as both departments answered a rescue call for two men who had fallen into the river near Goose Island earlier this month.

The scuffle apparently did not hinder the rescue, and the two men were pulled from the water at about 1 a.m. Nov. 1 near the 1200 block of West North Avenue. The police officer, assigned to the marine unit, later filed a report.

No charges were filed, but Fire Department internal affairs investigators are looking into the conduct of the fire captain and other fire officials who were on the scene, officials said.

“There is an active investigation in progress,” said Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford. “The investigation will determine what happened at that scene and see if any violations happened with our members.”


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