Georgia Firefighter Suspended Over Accident Victim Video

GRIFFIN, Ga. - A Georgia county has suspended a firefighter for using his personal cell phone to take a gruesome video of a woman killed in an SUV crash that was later received by the dead woman's parents.

Spalding County officials said in a statement that the firefighter has been placed on "investigatory suspension" while an outside firm determines whether any laws or internal policies were broken. A report is expected at a special meeting set for next Tuesday.

The firefighter, who was not identified, took a video of the injuries suffered by 23-year-old Dayna Kempson-Schacht, who died July 17 when her car crashed into trees. She was killed instantly.

The video spread after the firefighter shared it with his coworkers and others outside the department.

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WHile it is tragic, it is still news, and yes, news gets photographed. You watched 9-11-01 ono the news didnt you? Can you imagine if there was no photography done that day since over 3000 people were killed? Under your thought process, it should never have been documented. Or is it different since it was NYC or a BIG event?


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