FDNY commissioner’s son resigns after allegations of offensive tweets

Commissioner Salvatore Cassano
Commissioner Salvatore Cassano (Credit: FDNY Flickr)

The FDNY commissioner’s son has resigned his job as an EMT after a reported string of offensive tweets.

Joseph Cassano, the son of FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano, reportedly quit his job in the Emergency Medical Service Monday.

He had tweeted offensive comments about Jews and African-Americans, according to the Daily News.

His Twitter account has been suspended, according to its page.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg reportedly called the messages “offensive” at a Monday press conference.

Cassano had tweeted about hating his job in messages recalling getting kicked by a drunk person. One message read, “had to carry a 275 pound guy down 5 flights of stairs….my job is the worst,” according to the Daily News.

“I am extremely disappointed in the comments posted online by my son Joseph, which do not reflect the values – including a respect for all people – that are held by me, my family and the FDNY,” Commissioner Cassano said, according to the New York Post.


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