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A New York fire captain pressured a black firefighter to attend a racist party at a Rochester mansion that featured a Trump cutout and KFC buckets in front of Juneteenth flags.
Captain Jeffrey Krywy took firefighters Jerrod Jones, 40, who is black; McKenzie 'Mack' Neal, and Aurelio 'Angel' Perez to the East Avenue house while on-duty on July 11.
Krywy has since resigned from his role - before disciplinary proceedings that could have resulted in his termination could begin.
The party, which was at dentist Nicholas Nicosia and his wife Mary's home, was private, but Krywy is said to have insisted they go.
Jones filed a notice of claim - indicating he intends to file a lawsuit - on August 11 against the Rochester Fire Department (RFD) and and the City of Rochester.
'We will use the attached document as the basis of our lawsuit going forward. But we would prefer to resolve the matter with the City,' Jones' lawyer, Nate McMurray, told DailyMail.com on Wednesday.
Captain Jeffrey Krywy took firefighters Jerrod Jones, 40, who is black; McKenzie 'Mack' Neal, and Aurelio 'Angel' Perez to an East Avenue mansion for a party while on-duty on July 11. He has since retired after an investigation determined he would have to leave the force
Jones (pictured) said he saw a cutout of Trump in the driveway, pictures of politicians on stakes, and buckets of KFC until Juneteenth flags while at the party
Jones, a 14-year veteran of the force, said he 'immediately' felt uneasy when he noticed a 'large cut out of former President Donald Trump' in the driveway upon arrival.
He also saw 'two large Juneteenth celebration flags decorated the lawn,' according to the notice.
'Near the flags he saw buckets of Kentucky Fried Chicken prominently displayed - an apparent use of the racist trope recycled by bigots to mock Black Americans,' the notice read.
There were also pictures of 'local democratic politicians on stakes across the grass and around the backyard, including members of the Rochester Police Accountability Board and a picture of Councilman Mitch Gruber among many others.'
And there was a woman wearing a red wig impersonating Democratic County Legislator Rachel Barnhart and attendees reportedly yelled 'sexually explicit comments' at her.
'The woman danced in a mocking, but sexual, manner to