Fire Union President placed on leave after assault accusation

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An Omaha firefighter and Fire Union President, Steve LeClair, has been placed on administrative leave after a woman filed an assault report.

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert has released a statement about the accusation.

When the City became aware of accusations made against Mr. LeClair, an internal investigation was started by the Omaha Fire Department. Mr. LeClair was placed on paid administrative leave December 21, which is his current status.

According to a police report, the woman says she was at Tiger Tom's Pub on Nov. 9th, 2018 with a friend.

The woman told police that around 9 that night she was punched in the back by a man she later identified as LeClair.

The report says the punch caused her to 'fall forward out of her seat onto the bar.'

The Professional Fire Fighters Association of Omaha has released a statement about the investigation:

The Omaha Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 385 is aware of the allegations being made against President LeClair. Our organization takes these allegations very seriously, and out of respect for all parties involved, we will honor the investigative process. Our focus will remain on the representation of Omaha’s fire fighters and their mission to keep Omaha a safe city for everyone.
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