Saskatoon firefighters charged with assaulting police officer
Three Saskatoon firefighters are answering to an assault charge after a dust up with police.
The incident is said to have happened at around 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning.
A police cruiser coming over the Broadway Bridge noticed a fight in progress, and pulled over. Police say when officers tried to intervene, a third man allegedly got involved.
The firefighters are charged with assaulting and obstructing a peace officer.
Saskatoon Fire chief Brian Bentley said the firefighters have not been reporting to work.
"Just as a matter of protocol, and to maintain the integrity of the department, and the confidence that our citizens have in us, it was a decision we made to suspend them with pay, until this situation is resolved," said Bentley.
The trio will appear in court today.
With files from News Talk Radio's Chris Carr and Stephanie Froese