Ga. firefighter suspended for video of dead woman

Officials said that the firefighter has been placed on "investigatory suspension" while an outside firm probes the incident


The Associated Press

GRIFFIN, Ga. — A Georgia county has suspended a firefighter for using his personal cell phone to take gruesome video of a woman killed in an SUV crash that was later received by the dead woman's parents.

Spalding County officials said in a statement that the firefighter has been placed on "investigatory suspension" while an outside firm determines whether any laws or internal policies were broken.

The firefighter, who was not identified, took a video of the injuries suffered by 23-year-old Dayna Kempson-Schacht, who died July 17 when her car crashed into trees.

She died instantly.

The video spread after the firefighter shared it with his co-workers and others outside the department.

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