Black FDNY Firefighter Sues Department After Supervisors Demand He Blast George Floyd Protesters Wit

A Black Fire Department of New York firefighter alleges he was punished this year for going public with his claims of racism in the FDNY, acts that extended to being ordered to use a fire hose on George Floyd protesters last year.

Omar Wilks, 41, claims in the lawsuit filed in federal court in Brooklyn on Aug. 23 that he opposed his boss’s May 2020 order to use the tactic reminiscent on the Civil Rights era.