New investigation opened into Banks Fire District Chief Rodney Linz

Following accusations of sexual harassment of a minor and a number of other allegations against Banks Fire District Chief Rodney Linz, the district’s board of directors pushed back Tuesday with a statement authorized by the board at a special meeting held Monday evening. 

“The Banks Fire District takes all allegations and complaints of harassment seriously and creating and ensuring a safe and respectful workplace for our employees and volunteers remains a primary focus for the department,” the statement began.

The board said that an independent investigation was launched to address new allegations of racist and sexist remarks by Chief Rodney Linz levied during a Nov. 10 meeting by current and former volunteers with the Banks Fire District. 

In an email to the Banks Post, Banks Fire District spokesperson Scott Adams said that the

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