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Rochester firefighter speaks out after alleged racist party

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Jerrod Jones is a 14-year veteran of the Rochester Fire Department. Jones says he was forced to accompany a captain to a private party on July 7. He says he saw photos of other Democratic politicians and Rochester Police Accountability Board members on stakes planted throughout the backyard. Jones believes he spotted a senior member of RPD at the party.
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