A former North Georgia fire chief is out of a job after he was caught on video having sex with a male firefighter he hired.
Project Q reports that David Kimbrell – a longtime fire chief and emergency management director in Hall County was abruptly terminated after video surfaced of him and the unnamed firefighter engaged in an intimate sex act.
Hall County officials have a zero tolerance policy on fraternizing with co-workers. Kimbrell was fired the same day officials reviewed video found on a county computer server, according to WSB-TV.
"After reviewing the facts of this matter with you, and following a review with Human Resources, given the egregious nature of the offense, your employment with Hall County is hereby terminated effective immediately," interim County Administrator Jock Connell wrote in a hand-delivered termination letter.
The letter listed 5 policy violations committed by Kimbrell, including conduct or language that could be interpreted as harassment, possession or storage of inappropriate material in the workplace, engaging in disruptive and unsettling behavior, violating the county's mission and objectives, and violating the county's ethics program.
WSB reports the video showed Kimbrell engaged in a sex act with a younger male firefighter whom he hired as fire chief.
Kimbrell told The Gainesville Times that the video was stored on his personal computer and it was mistakenly uploaded to the company server.
"My personal computer backed up to the county network, and there was some stuff on there that they considered inappropriate,” Kimbrell told The Times Monday afternoon.
“It was just a policy violation and nobody’s fault but mine. No hard feelings against the county,” Kimbrell added.
A police officer escorted Kimbrell to his office to collect his belongings after he was terminated on Thursday.