Greendale firefighter facing suspension, accused of opening dorm room while woman was changing
GREENDALE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Greendale firefighter is facing possible suspension for allegedly violating a workplace misconduct policy.
Firefighter Jarod Kimber is accused of violating a dorm room policy.
The fire chief brought the charges against him for opening a dorm door while a female firefighter was changing.
According to the criminal complaint, Kimber was vacuuming when he saw a dorm room door closed.
Under the policy, doors need to be open during the day unless someone is changing or some other exceptions.
Kimber said he knocked, didn't get a response, and then opened the door. Kimber has a history of workplace misiconduct violations such as putting a naked sex doll on another firefighter's bed.
Kimber's attorney says even though he has a history of being a prankster, he didn't violate the dorm room policy.
The attorney representing the village of Greendale says Kimber clearly violated the policy.
"Had firefighter Kimber paid attention to the chief’s dorm room policy, he would have known someone was in the room. Remember the only reason the door could have been closed because a firefighter was in the dorm room. Kimber knew it was her room," said Daniel Vliet, attorney representing the village of Greendale.
“Was it something that my client was seeking? Was he trying to harass her? Was he trying to make life difficult for her? Did he say anything inappropriate? No. Vacuuming, comes to a closed door, turns off the vacuum cleaner, knocks, waits, opens the door," said Charles Blumenfield, attorney representing Kimber.
A written notice of the decision is due within three days, but an oral decision could come before that.