Firefighter Union President Accused Of Hitting Woman At Local Bar

The President of the Omaha firefighters Union has been placed on administrative leave after being accused of hitting a woman at an Omaha bar. 

In a police report filed on Tuesday, the victim stated that the incident reportedly happened back in November at Tiger Tom's near 72nd and Military Avenue. The alleged victim told officers that she and a friend arrived around 7:00 on the night of November 9th and sat at the bar. Then around 9:00, the woman said Steve LeClair punched her in the back, with the force of the punch knocking her forward and onto the bar.

In a statement to NewsRadio 1110 KFAB, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert said LeClair was placed on administrative leave back in December. 

"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." -Mayor Jean Stothert

The Omaha Police Department is investigating the union president for on a charge of suspected Misdemeanor Assault. The Firefighter's Union is also aware of the allegation.

No word yet from city prosecutors on whether the case will be pursued by their office, as they are waiting for police to interview witnesses.


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