Firefighter’s social media post under investigation

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – One person posting his opinions about APD online could come to regret it.

The Albuquerque Fire Department is looking into a Facebook post.

It shows Firefighter Kenneth Barncastle joking about APD killing people, saying he’d quit the fire department to join APD if they had a criminal population reduction unit.

Fire Chief David Downey says AFD has a social media policy and appropriate action will be taken after an internal investigation.

“The Albuquerque Fire Department has a policy which provides standards and procedures for the use of social media. We take this policy very seriously and have started an internal investigation into Firefighter Barncastle’s postings,” Chief Downey said. “After the investigation has been completed, appropriate action will be taken.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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