Mayor Gallo has referred the entire Fire Department matter involving "time and attendance", as well as the issues of equipment use by the department to the District Attorney's Office. Meanwhile, former Chief Rea has been suspended without pay and retired Chief Salzmann has his pay and retirement benefits on hold.
I am told that computers and records were seized by the authorities from the Fire Department's Central Station and Chief's Office. I also hear tell of a "diary" which purportedly tells all regarding the "time and attendance" matter.
Over the next few weeks and months, this story will be fascinating to watch. As someone who has long called for investigations regarding city policy, I will be most interested in the outcome.
Finally, we must all remember that both Mr. Salzmann and Mr. Rea are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.