Assistant Columbus Fire Chief David Whiting has been reassigned to the fire prevention bureau.
Officials deny the transfer is related to last year's allegations that Whiting tried to cover up a sex scandal involving Firefighter Marc Cain. Authorities have been investigating Cain for an affair he had while on duty. Cain has admitted to allegations of sexual contact and sending explicit photos to the woman involved. A disciplinary hearing will be held next week. Columbus Safety Director Mitch Brown will have the final say on any punishment.