Police: FDNY Lieutenant Charged with Strangling EMT While On-Duty

Feb. 18, 2024
NYPD officials said the FDNY fire officer, from Engine 234 in Brooklyn, choked an FDNY EMT Saturday.

An FDNY lieutenant has been charged after he allegedly choked an FDNY EMT Saturday morning.

An NYPD official told the New York Post that Lt. Neal Francis got into a argument with the EMT, which resulted in Francis strangling the EMT. 

Sources told the paper that both FDNY members were on duty at the time of the incident but did not disclose where it happened.

Francis, 47, was charged with strangulation. He is assigned to Engine 234 in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn.

The EMT was not identified, and their injuries were not clear.

An FDNY spokesperson told the newspaper they were awaiting information from the police department before commenting.

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