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Tampa suspends fire chief, 2 others amid misconduct claims

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa’s fire chief and two top assistants have been suspended over unspecified allegations of misconduct. Fire Chief Nick LoCicero, Division Chief of Training Susan Tamme and Training Officer John Muralt were suspended Wednesday. No details of the alleged misconduct were released. Mayor Jane Castor said the city will conduct a “fair, thorough and expeditious investigation.” The city named Division Chief Barbara Tripp as interim fire chief. LoCiero is a three-decade employee of the fire department and became chief two years ago. LoCiero, Tamme and Muralt did not release any statement. 

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