Lawsuit: Asian American FF says deputy chief made racist COVID-19 remarks


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Plainfield Firefighter Timothy Burkhard claims Deputy Fire Chief Pietro Martino squinted his eyes and asked Burkhard if he had recently been to Wuhan during COVID-19 training By Laura French PLAINFIELD, N.J. โ€” An Asian American firefighter from New Jersey has filed a lawsuit against a deputy fire chief for allegedly making a racist comment directed at him during COVID-19 training. Plainfield Firefighter Timothy Burkhard claims in his lawsuit filed against Deputy Fire Chief Pietro Martino this month that during the training in March, Martino made "racist comments about Asians" and "mockingly" asked Burkhard if he had recently been in Wuhan,...