South Milwaukee Fire Chief Could Lose His Job After Slur

Chief Jay Behling admitted to using a racial slur while on the job.


SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wis. --

The South Milwaukee fire chief could learn Wednesday whether he will stay on as chief.

Chief Jay Behling admitted to using a racial slur while on the job.

The South Milwaukee Firefighters Union wants Behling to lose his job.

The Police and Fire Commission are expected to schedule a hearing to consider the complaint against the chief.

The union filed a 20-page complaint last month, alleging that Behling used the "n" word four times in recent weeks.

They also called the chief's hiring practices into question, pointing out the South Milwaukee department had no African American employees.

South Milwaukee's mayor suspended the chief for three days.

Behling apologized saying his use of the word was a lapse in judgment and something he was deeply sorry for.

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