ATLANTA - 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.
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."
Mayor Reed's office released a statement on Monday afternoon that said:
"I was surprised and disappointed to learn of this book on Friday. I profoundly disagree with and am deeply disturbed by the sentiments expressed in the paperback regarding the LGBT community. I will not tolerate discrimination of any kind within my administration."
Deputy Chief Joel Baker will serve as acting fire chief in Cochran's absence.
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