A brawl between two groups of FDNY firefighters in the Bronx has sparked several investigations and sent shockwaves through the department’s leadership. More than a dozen members pummeled three rivals with punches and kicks to the head, sources told the New York Post.
The tape shows Adam Soler, 35, of Engine 68, being held down by two firefighters from Rescue Co. 3 and repeatedly kicked by a third, according to The Post. Soler suffered a concussion. “It was one of the most severe beatings they’ve seen on tape,” an FDNY insider told the newspaper. “They can’t believe one of the guys wasn’t killed.”
Capt. Michael Nigro became so upset watching a clip of his firefighters being beaten he ordered someone to pause it. Nigro had to compose himself before coming back in to watch the rest of the video. Two months after the June 6 incident, no one has been arrested or fired. The FDNY identified six participants all of whom were suspended for one month but are now back on the payroll.