Dallas battalion chief under investigation for Facebook post

Allan Springer commented on a post related to Black Lives Matter protests, “we need to find out who’s behind this and find a good tree to use!”


Charles Scudder
The Dallas Morning News

UPDATED at 12:58 p.m.: Updated to include a statement from Dallas Fire-Rescue.

A Dallas Fire-Rescue battalion chief is under investigation after making racist comments on Facebook, according to WFAA-TV (Channel 8).

Allan Springer, who oversees 60 employees at the department according to the TV station, commented on a post about Black Lives Matter protests that “we need to find out who’s behind this and find a good tree to use!”

Dallas Fire Fighters Association President Jim McDade also commented on the post, calling Springer’s post “unbelievably offensive and inappropriate,” according to WFAA.

Department spokesman Jason Evans said in a prepared statement that the department is “aware of the recent social media posts possibly by one of its members” and that “the department’s Internal Affairs Division is conducting an investigation into the matter to aid the department in determining the next course of action.”

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