AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Fire Department confirmed Friday a now retired lieutenant is under investigation for claims he secretly recorded women in a fire station locker room.
The former supervisor, who has not been named, is facing a possible criminal charge of improper photography.
The Austin police special investigations unit is investigating.
A spokesperson for the Fire Department said since it is an open investigation, they cannot provide additional details, including at what station the incident allegedly happened.
Bob Nicks, the president of the Austin Firefighters Association, said the allegations — if true — are disgusting and despicable behavior that will not be tolerated by the union, the fire chief or the department.
“This repulsive, sickening act is very much outlier behavior and not even close to the way Brother and Sister Austin Firefighters normally treat each other,” Nicks said. “If this allegations are true, he is not one of us.”