JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department (JFRD) said they knew pretty quickly it was an inside job. It happened on the second floor of headquarters in the secured area that houses the Fire Prevention department.
Sources tell Action News multiple typed signs appeared about two weeks ago reading "Welcome to the Plantation."
On Monday, JFRD confirmed the signs were posted by Captain Alvin Floyd, a disgruntled African-American employee who confessed to the act. A source tells us Floyd confessed to doing it after investigators found incriminating evidence on his computer.
When Action News called Floyd's office, he said it was "all hearsay."
JFRD says there will be some disciplinary action for Floyd, but as of Monday night had not revealed what that will be.
This incident comes less than five months after a lawsuit by the Department of Justice was filed. DOJ sued the city and JFRD over discrimination claims, challenging the department's methods of promoting minority firefighters.