Va. EMT terminated for alleged racist comments
Reports surfaced that Alex McNabb was comparing black patients to gorillas
By EMS1 Staff
PATRICK COUNTY, Va. — An EMT has been let go for alleged racist comments.
ABC 13 reported that Alex McNabb was terminated after a 9-0 vote by the Jeb Stuart Rescue Squad, after reports surfaced that McNabb was comparing black patients to gorillas.
The Jeb Stuart Rescue Squad’s board of directors voted today to terminate part-time EMT Alex McNabb. McNabb was on unpaid leave after alleged racist comments of his surfaced @ABC13News pic.twitter.com/6BCwuJKZNh— Kyle Wilcox (@KyleMWilcoxTV) March 10, 2019
The rescue squad’s attorney Wren Williams said the decision was the best way to regain trust in the community. He said McNabb has already been notified pic.twitter.com/vel5jbKs0o— Kyle Wilcox (@KyleMWilcoxTV) March 11, 2019
McNabb had originally been placed on unpaid leave during an investigation by the Virginia Department of Health, which found no wrongdoing on his part. However, the rescue squad felt termination was necessary.
Wren Williams, attorney for the rescue squad, said it was the best way to “regain trust in the community.”