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Female firefighter at center of HFD graffiti claims submits handwriting sample

Houston firefighter Jane Draycott gave investigators her handwriting sample Wednesday morning in the continuing investigation into racist and sexist graffiti at Fire Station 54.

HOUSTON-Houston firefighter Jane Draycott gave investigators her handwriting sample Wednesday morning in the continuing investigation into at Fire Station 54.

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August 5, 2009

Draycott, accompanied by her husband and her attorney, arrived at Houston Police Headquarters at 9 a.m.

"I don't think it's right that they've been putting me through this," Draycott said. "But we want to help the investigation as much as we can because we want to find out who did this."

Investigators will not talk about the sample or the previous polygraph tests given to Draycott and fellow firefighter Paula Keyes. But Draycott's attorney says she is the only firefighter from Fire Station 54 -- male or female -- to be and asked to submit handwriting examples.

"It seems like their strategy is to try to pin this on Jane and try to pretend like it never really happened," said Joseph Ahmad. " And that's what's been disappointing and frustrating."

It is also frustrating for Draycott's husband who is a 24-year veteran of the Houston Police Department.

"It is. It's very disappointing from my side to sit back and watch the things that she's had to go through," said Jason Draycott. "It's very upsetting."

Also on Wednesday, the Houston City Council approved spending $190,000 to in the fire department that might lead to racial and sexual discrimination.

But for now the focus remains on one of the women who says she is only a victim.

"I don't think its right that they've been putting me through this but we want to help the investigation as much as we can because we want to find out who did this," said Jane Draycott after offering the handwriting sample.

"They need to turn their attention to the people that actually did this instead of going after Jane," said Ahmad.

Investigators with the city's Office of the Inspector General have not commented on the investigation or given a timetable for determining who they believe is responsible.