ORLANDO, Fla. – (FNN NEWS) – Backed by community and religious leaders, Orlando City Commissioner Regina Hill held a press conference Friday morning outside of the Orange County Courthouse to announce her intention to press criminal charges and file a civil lawsuit against fired firefighter Joshua Granada for privacy violation.
Visibly frustrated, Commissioner Hill stated, “My privacy has been destroyed.”
Granada was fired last week by the Orlando Fire Department for violating federal HIPAA laws. Granada recorded audio of Orlando City Commissioner Regina Hill during a medical call.
Orlando Fire Chief Roderick Williams said in a statement, in part, “Unfortunately, Granada’s actions the night of the Pulse shooting, however heroic, do not justify the illegal recording of a patient receiving medical care…violating their right to privacy.”