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Fire Chiefs Saga: Wells and Larkin behind it

Since Inweekly broke the story about former Mayor Ashton Hayward settling the federal lawsuits filed by his former fire chief and deputy chief, the newspaper…

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Why did city officials want to destroy Deputy Chief Glover?

In 2005, then-Battalion Chief Joseph Glover and Lts. Jose Cobb, Paul Johnson and Derek Streeter filed a federal discrimination lawsuit suit against the City of…

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A mother defended her son

When I interviewed Joe Glover for “Fire Chiefs ‘Vindicated,’” he talked about the toll the investigation and termination took on his family. “It was extremely…

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Here are settlement agreements

The City of Pensacola, represented by CFO Dick Barker, made former Fire Chief Matt Schmitt and Deputy Fire Chief Joe Glover sign an addendum that…

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Buzz: Depositions in fire chiefs lawsuit scheduled for next week

Inweekly has learned Mayor Ashton Hayward, City Administrator Eric Olson, Chief Human Resources Officer (yes, that’s really his title) Ed Sisson and other officials are…

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Tale of two cities, two fire departments and two nooses

Last week, Pompano Beach Fire Chief John Jurgle fired a firefighter recruit and three others resigned after an investigation of a noose found hanging over…

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Deputy fire chief also sues Pensacola mayor individually

Yesterday, former Deputy Fire Chief Joe Glover’s attorney and the attorneys representing the City of Pensacola filed a joint motion to dismiss City Administrator Eric…

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Former deputy fire chief files federal lawsuit against Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward

On Dec. 22, former Deputy Fire Chief Joe Glover filed a lawsuit against the City of Pensacola. Mayor Ashton Hayward, City Administrator Eric Olson, Chief…

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Okaloosa fire chiefs suspended, see report

Ocean City Wright Fire Control District commissioners voted this week to suspend Fire Chief Billy Lord for 45 days and Assistant Fire Chief Scott Funchess…

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