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Porn probe launched at LAFD

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By Carol A. Clark

On the heels of recent charges filed against Los Alamos firefighters, the Los Alamos Monitor has learned that an investigation is underway into pornography downloaded onto fire station computers.

“I’m very concerned about what’s going on at the fire department,” Council Chair Michael Wismer said. “All of these charges are serious and now with this pornography investigation – this is a very disturbing trend.”

The county confiscated 15 computers in October and sent them to the IT department to scan for inappropriate material after firefighter Jessica Noah discovered a small camera inside a bathroom paper towel dispenser at Fire Station 3 in White Rock.

“The original investigation has been expanded to include downloaded material from computers at Station 3 where Capt. Adair was stationed,” Fire Chief Doug Tucker said.

Noah has been on paid administrative leave since the incident. She has filed an internal claim against the county “that there are policies that may have caused her some harm,” County Attorney Randy Autio has said.

The county has hired the same Albuquerque firm that is conducting the investigation into unspecified allegations filed by Assistant County Administrator Diana Stephan against County Administrator Tony Mortillaro, Autio said.

“First Line Resources specializes in personnel investigations for government entities,” he said. “While we can’t comment on any specifics because of the ongoing investigation, I can say that essentially we started an investigation pursuant to the claims involving Capt. Adair and in the process, we are reviewing computers that may have been involved in that case. We are doing the investigation to ensure that all employees are free of sexually explicit materials in the workplace.”

Autio could not say when the investigation would conclude.

“We take these matters very seriously and will take all steps necessary to keep the workplace free of inappropriate materials,” he said.

On Sunday, charges were filed against firefighter Brandon Gore for indecent exposure and voyeurism charges were filed Oct. 18 against former Fire Capt. Aaron Adair.

Adair has resigned from the fire department and is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 21.

In the case against Gore, spokesperson Toni Chiri of the Los Alamos Site Office said Wednesday that the Personnel Security Division of the NNSA Service Center in Albuquerque has suspended his security clearance pending further investigation.

“That means he cannot drive any LANL vehicles or enter any LANL buildings,” Chiri said.

The charge of indecent exposure is a full misdemeanor, said Los Alamos Police Capt. Randy Foster. If convicted, Gore faces up to 364 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Contact Carol A. Clark at lanews@lamonitor.com

 

HA!

Suspend the clearances. They brag about them as if they where (perverted) gold. You did not get a clearance because you were smart. (tell me one firefighter that has a degree)
The LANL can train and hire a ex-mil firefighting force. Ones who do not hold convictions of Vouresisim, brutality and RAPE.
All other townies should be shut off. TUCKER, what happens when one of your employees kills someone? over petty bullshit? Not Heroes, criminals.

Have another one?

You should check if the gas station you work at has an emloyee assistance program. There are some excellent mental health facilities in northern NM. Best wishes to you and God bless.