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DC Fire investigating recruits' hand gestures in photo; DC Fire investigating recruits' hand gestures in photo

Jan 16, 2020 - The Canadian Press

WASHINGTON - A photo of fire department recruits possibly using a racist hand gesture has become the subject of an internal investigation by District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services.

DC Fire and EMS said in a statement it was made aware of the photo Wednesday, news outlets reported. It shows some recruits in a group picture flashing a possible "white power" hand gesture similar to the OK hand sign.

The photo is attached to a recruit class that graduated in April 2019,...