Fire Officials In Hot Water Over Controversial Photo Depicting Mexicans

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Fire Department is in hot water over a controversial photo depicting Mexicans.

A picture posted on Fire Chief Brian Cummings’ Twitter account last week showed him with three men in LAFD shirts, wearing sombreros and large fake mustaches.

The photo was taken at a street festival where fire stations across the city served food dressed in costume.

Some people felt the image endorsed stereotypes.

A department spokesperson said, “If there was any perceived insensitivity, we regret if anyone feels disrespected.”

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