SOUTH BEND, Ind. — A hidden camera was discovered in a women’s dressing room at a South Bend fire station and now Indiana State Police are investigating.
Prosecutors were notified of the incident on June 1. In order to maintain transparency they then turned the matter over to Indiana State Police.
Twelve members of the department, in reporting the hidden camera, called on the South Bend fire chief and the mayor to crack down on a culture of sexual harassment discrimination within the department.
“This discovery is deeply disturbing and requires a full investigation,” Mayor James Mueller said in a statement. “I am confident that the Indiana State Police will thoroughly investigate this matter, and the City will do everything we can to assist in getting to the bottom of this. We will take appropriate action based on the findings of the investigation.”
This isn’t the first time accusations of harassment made by female firefighters in South Bend. The group says one firefighter only got a slap on the wrist for verbally harassing another back in December.