Fire chief suspended after writing book condemning homosexuality
City officials said Chief Kelvin Cochran violated city policy by publishing a book without permission
ATLANTA, Ga. — Atlanta Fire Rescue Department Chief Kelvin Cochran has been suspended after Channel 2 Action News inquired about a faith-based book published by the fire chief and distributed to subordinates.
Channel 2's Aaron Diamant has learned Cochran has been suspended for one month without pay and will be required to complete sensitivity training. In the book based on Christian values, Cochran identifies himself as Atlanta's fire chief and says his first priority as chief is to run the department "to cultivate its culture to the glory of God."
He also has critical views on homosexuality, at one point equating it to bestiality. City officials say Cochran violated city policy by publishing a book without permission.