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Charges Dropped Against LA Firefighters In Porn Film Case


LA Firefighters LOS ANGELES, California ~ (NBC4/ Los Angeles Times) ~ Los Angeles firefighters who allegedly allowed fire trucks to be used in two porn films won't face discipline, officials said Tuesday.

One incident involved Engine 263, stationed at Firehouse 63 in Venice. The truck was used in a film starring adult actress Charley Chase at Venice Beach, where she was seen climbing the vehicle and exposing herself and performing solo sex acts while a group of firefighters appear to be watching the action. The other film included Engine 41, which is quartered at Firehouse 41 in Hollywood. The adult videos, which were first reported by NBC4, were discovered by LAFD after the films were spotted on the internet, as well as someone alerting fire officials. In a statement released in late September, Chase said, "I apologize from the bottom of my heart to all the firefighters involved. It definitely was not my intention to get any of them in trouble. Unfortunatelym the world does look different on porn people and the activities we're involved in and the things that are around while we do our thing. They just got caught in the fire.""

The Los Angeles city charter prevents the Los Angeles Fire Department from disciplining any member for actions that are more than two years old, according to LAFD Chief Brian Cummings, who made the statement in a letter to Councilman Dennis Zine. Cummings said both incidents occurred on or before 2008. Zine received the letter after he requested an update on the investigation. On September 5th Zine said he had met with Cummings and was told that the department would continue its investigation, but no actions could be taken against firefighters who may have been involved. Chief Cummings and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa had called for disciplinary action if the allegations were true. "There's no discipline they could administer," Zine told the Los Angeles Times. He continued by saying he would explore changing the city charter to create a provision for LAFD similar to the one for the Los Angeles Police Department. That provision allows the time frame on the statute of limitations to begin when the incident is discovered. not when it occurred.

Photo credit: Charley Chase

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