Tampa Fire Chief, Two Others Under Investigation, Placed on Leave


TAMPA -- The City of Tampa says Chief Nick LoCicero, Division Chief of Training Susan Tamme and Training Officer John Muralt are on paid leave because of an internal investigation over allegations of misconduct and lack of oversight.

Mayor Jane Castor says there will be a 'fair and thorough' investigation with 'swift action' to follow. She insists the investigation does not reflect on the department as a whole.

City of Tampa Rescue Division Chief Barbara Tripp will serve as interim Fire Chief.

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