Jolanda Jones's Controversial Visit to HFD Station No Big Deal, City Investigators Say

Jolanda Jones is effing cleared of allegations
The latest brouhaha between city council member Jolanda Jones and the Houston Fire Department -- concerning claims she belittled firefighters while visiting the downtown station -- is overblown and involved no misconduct, the city's Office of Inspector General has ruled.

Union chief Jeff Caynon called for the investigation after, he said, he had heard that Jones had said, "You get all these effing refrigerators and effing stoves and we spend all this money on you. I'm supposed to ask what firefighters do, but I already know -- you sit on recliners and watch TV all day."

A memo from city attorney David Feldman said the OIG had found that the January visit was "jovial" and her remarks were "clearly stated in jest."

It said there had been only one use of profanity during the visit, when Jones was shown (apparently impressive) new ovens and said, "You're fucking kidding me."

In the aftermath of the visit, Caynon -- who has tangled regularly with Jones -- admitted that he was hearing events secondhand, and that some firefighters at the station had thought Jones had simply been kidding.

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i think she is strong and not afraid to fight for herself and tell the world about all the dame dirty cops in harris county .


Your article incorrectly states that it was called, "No big deal." The OIG comfirmed that the allegations were false, fabricated by someone who was not present at the meeting in question.

Your prior article shows a caption falsely stating that:"Jolanda Jones: Tangling again with the firefighters' union."In the first place: Who was tangling with whom? Secondly: It was 1 individual, not the whole entire union, who was "tangling with" Jones. You're not doing well at hiding your bias.


This woymn is not friend of Houston.

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